Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
My new programme of collagraph courses for 2017 can be see on my website, one and two day 'Introduction to Collagraph Printing' courses are running in my studio between May and September 2017
A great introduction to a range of collagraph printmaking techniques; we will spend the morning designing and making plates and the afternoon printing the plates using an etching press.
By the end of the day you will be confident to continue making your own printing plates using everyday materials and familiar with different ways of inking up and printing your plates.
This day is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some printmaking experience.
What's included in the price?
The fee includes unlimited paper, ink, drinks and biscuits and all necessary tools and materials. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
A well run and informative day which was exactly what I was looking for. The small number of participants meant that there was plenty of time for hands-on experience as well as one-to-one tuition with Emily.
The studio was well organised with individual work-stations for the participants. All in all a day well spent.
I had a lovely day and would strongly recommend this workshop to anyone with an interest in printing. We were given clear guidelines and instructions but encouraged to experiment and go our own way too. Emily is a great tutor; really well prepared, making even complex processes seem straight forward, and unfailingly positive. I went as a complete beginner and by lunchtime had signed up for the two day extension course. The facilities are great and Emily encourages a relaxed, informal atmosphere that meant it was really enjoyable.
I had a wonderful day. The instruction was very clear and I was able to experiment myself with making collograph plates. I had no idea how they would turn out so when it came to printing them I realised how I might have done things differently, so now I have some prints I am very pleased with and I am very keen to do more so I can play with my new ideas.
The atmosphere was relaxed and the feedback from the tutor and other participants was always encouraging!
I attended an extension of the collagraph course - I felt I needed a push onto the next level and boy was I pushed. Emily's motto when asked "what will happen if" was always " lets try it" and that gave me the confidence to open my mind to the " What If" syndrome and not to be frightened of trying new things.
I left with a large amount of prints , a feeling of a new thing learnt and I had a great day with an excellent and very friendly tutor.
The day was full of information and fun! I experienced several techniques, each of which was explained fully and accurately. During the morning, I was able to set up the plates and then after lunch, the real fun began, when I saw each plate come to life in a variety of colours. Each stage was demonstrated, whether it be how to prepare the paint and paper, or how to clean the plate to re-use it.
I would thoroughly recommend this one day course, but you won't want it to stop there! I get the feeling that this is just the tip of the iceberg, and there will be many more hours spent in exploring the endless, imaginative ways to put ideas on to paper.