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Exploring Collagraph | Workshop with Judith Stroud

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2 Days| Two consecutive Thursdays |10 and 17 November | Maximum of 8 places

£70 Full/Keyholder member  |£80 Ordinary Member | £100  Non-member

Suitable for beginners, and intermediate printmakers.

The workshop will be led by Judith Stroud who is an established printmaker based in Swansea. She has a background of professional teaching, and has worked with many printmaking techniques. Her collagraphs have been exhibited nationally and internationally

Collagraph is a printmaking technique which, as the name suggests, is derived from collage. The resulting printed imagery can be very varied, ranging from rich and finely textured detail with heavy embossing, to bold naivety or abstraction. Unlike many other intaglio and relief methods, which rely on a set of one or more technical processes, collagraph is a low-tech process which enables you to work directly with materials, and to explore their qualities. Recycled and found materials can offer endless and unique creative possibilities.

The surfaces of a collagraph printing plate are relatively unpredictable and because of this the medium is best approached with the minimum of preparatory drawing. It can be a great introduction to printmaking for those who may need to gain some confidence in their abilities. It can also offer the more experienced artist or printmaker new ways to develop their creativity.

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Judith Stroud | Box of Tricks | collagraph

Day 1 | Plate making   - looking at various approaches to collagraph, making and sealing the plates, printing demonstrations and practice. Two days are needed to enable the collagraph plates to be completed, sealed and dried properly in the intervening week. Additional plates can also be made at home.

Day 2 |  Printing |  paper preparation | inking up | preparing the press

Basic materials and paper and a worksheet covering the main processes, will be provided.

Additional equipment and materials to be brought by participants if they wish:

collage materials

Cardboard of all kinds e.g, mount board, sketchbook back, lightweight card.

The additional materials and equipment would enable a wider variety of collagraph plates to be made.

CONTACT | Judith Stroud  @

Please note: ALL COURSES must be paid in full to guarantee your place on the course. In the event you can’t attend, we will only refund any fees paid if we can fill your place.

Payment is by cheque | Cash | if more convenient we can send you BACS transfer details