Card Collagraph is perfect for you if you enjoy the bold marks and crisp lines of relief prints but you want to add some delicacy and tonality to your images.
Card collagraph is a wonderfully hands-on haptic process which connects you to the surface you’re working on. We carve away our boards, scratch, peel and indent the surface to create a sculptural matrix. From an unassuming card matrix bold and impactful prints can be produced with tonal ranges and delicate line work.
For this course we will use mountboard as our matrix and we will exploit the layered nature of board to create tonal variation in our prints. Card collagraph does not require specialist tools, you only need a sharp blade and a vision!
During this course you will work at your own pace, fitting your printing time around your day to day life. You will work through the processes demonstrated to you in the tutorial videos, whether you are a a complete beginner or experiences printmaker you will be able to adapt your prints to suit your style and level of experience.
Scarlett will show you how to set up a printing space in your home and work to professional standards, whether you're working in your home studio or on your kitchen table.
Having been teaching printmaking for 10+ years, Scarlett Rebecca is an encyclopaedia of knowledge when it comes to transferring pigment to paper! And now she is inviting you to come explore printmaking techniques with her, all from the comfort of your own home.
- The delivery of your own printmaking materials box, lovingly hand packed, assembled and posted to your door.
Your printmaking materials box will contain:
3 x A5 Mountboard
Two kinds of printmaking paper
Printmaker's Hand Scrub
- Four detailed video tutorials to watch at your own speed. These include; an introduction to the printmaking process and it’s print family with reference to historical and contemporary artists’ work; detailed explanation of registration, using a press and paper handling; step by step instructions for card collagraph plate making and printing; and guidance on how to develop your prints further with additional techniques.
- A selection of downloads including; Printmaking glossary; List of recommended suppliers; List of recommended books/magazines/galleries; a discount code for handprinted.co.uk.
- An invitation to join the Print Club online forum on slack.com, a community of printmakers where we share our works in progress, print troubleshooting, advice, inspiration and give feedback on each other's work.
- Once you have completed a course you will have the opportunity to join the Printmaking Studio Sessions, where we work alongside each other in our zoom studio, and the Printmaker's Group Critique sessions, where we come together on Zoom to discuss our current work, give advice and feedback.
For the course you will need:
Scalpel & blades
Low odour white spirit or vegetable oil to clean up with
Rags/newspaper/kitchen towel to clean up with
A3 sheet acetate for registration*
Wooden spoon, baren or printing press.
To join the Print Club online forum you will need to register for a free slack.com account.
This course is taught online
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Being introduced to collagraph on Scarlett’s course opened up so many more ways of mark making for me. It was so exciting to receive the materials box before the course, which was beautifully packaged. The guided videos were ideal to refer back to whilst making and experimenting, and Scarlett showed different ways of using the techniques and examples of other artists use of collagraph. I found Scarlett to be extremely knowledgeable about printmaking. Her approachable and fun style of teaching really showed it was possible to print at home with ease and to have meaningful experience online with the live video sessions, which I loved. It truly felt like being in a workshop working alongside people.
I have been on several of Scarlett's excellent online printmaking courses now, and great they never disappoint! She is a highly skilled printmaker herself,
and a great teacher. I was new to card collagraph and found both Scarlett's videos and the Zoom sessions really clear and inspiring. Added to that was the super box of materials sent out before the course started, making it incredible value! Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended.
I really enjoyed this course and it was really eye-opening for me to see what you can actually achieve in printmaking and especially with card collagraph. You don't actually need a lot of material to create a great imagery. I had always struggled to "finish" drawings and that gave me the tools I was missing.
Scarlett is a truly inspiring printmaker: her prints are beautiful. The course is well balanced: the videos go through the process step by step, then you have time to practice. The Saturday is a time to have more practice, share with others and get some feedback.
Scarlett is really supportive, has a lot of advice to offer and creates a unique atmosphere. Even if it is online, you feel like you are being cared for. I definitely recommend this course.
I learnt how to do card collagraph online with Scarlett and it was brilliant. The quality of prints you can make is fantastic - I don't even have a printing press and was so impressed with what can be achieved with the materials provided in the box - plus a wooden spoon for hand burnishing. Scarlett is really approachable, patient and supportive and her video tutorials make the processes really clear, even for total beginners like me. The online workshops are so relaxing yet productive - the time flies! I'm really glad I took this course as I now have a great network of print friends to share successes (and failures) with, and even to swap prints.
I really enjoyed learning about this way of printing with Scarlett. It’s so exciting you can do this in your own home, as I’d always thought you needed a studio - but the combination of the box of materials, the brilliant videos and the zoom session made it really accessible, and really good fun. I was so pleased with what I managed to make! Scarlett really is an exceptional teacher - she’s clear, logical, patient and gives so much time to us as students. Utterly brilliant!
Scarlett is a printmaker extraordinaire as well as a fantastically fun and approachable teacher, and she is always happy to talk print! Card collagraph is a fun technique and creates some really interesting effects which I enjoyed exploring. This course was very well designed from beginning to end, and the content is accessible for all levels from beginners to established printmakers.
What I loved about the course was that the materials are provided in a nicely presented box before you begin, so you will have everything you need on hand with minimal extras to provide. After that, it's just a case of logging on and watching the tutorials to get printing!
The Zoom group sessions are a wonderful addition to the weekly videos, where you can meet Scarlett and course mates and spend some time going over the techniques, asking questions and sharing work, and you can even start to build a little network of printmaking pals. Scarlett's energy and enthusiasm create a great vibe in the class - I learned so much and was able to create work that I was really proud of.
I have done several of Scarlett's courses now and they have really helped me get through the lockdown period!