Story Telling though Collagraph, monotype and chine colle!
In this 2 day workshop, we will explore the endless possibilities of story telling with a combination of collagraph, monotype and chine colle! Collagraphs are beautiful, often experimental prints made by collaging textured items onto a matboard or similar surface, then sealing it and applying inks to print it onto paper. Textured materials such as textiles, netted orange bags, corrugated cardboard, bubble wrap, string or other fibers, cut card, leaves and grass, create fabulous plates. The collagraph plate can then be intaglio-inked or treated as a relief print and inked with a roller or paintbrush or some combination thereof, allowing for a great range of printing options. Monotypes are one of a kind prints made by applying ink (rolling or brushing) onto a plexiglass plate and passing it through the press. Chine colle is a method of printing an image onto lightweight paper which is simultaneously adhered to the printmaking paper as you pass the image through the press.
On day one of this workshop, participants will create collagraphs of their “cast of characters”. While the collagraphs are drying, participants will work on creating their sceneries for the characters using monotype techniques. On day two, participants will print their collagraphs and combine them with their monoprints, creating a series of narrative, one of a kind prints. This class is suitable for anyone interested in expanding their printmaking repertoire- no experience necessary, but some familiarity with printmaking is helpful.
Class date: February 3 & 4, 2024
Class time: 10 AM - 5 PM, includes lunch break
Class fee: $ 260 + tax, includes all printing materials and most paper. Additional paper may be purchased. Your own textured items welcomed!
Instructor: Heather Bergerson