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Carborundum Collagraph

Joyce Silverstone
Saturday & Sunday, November 11-12, 2017, 10-5
$275 non-members $245 members
$35 materials fee includes plates, ink, and paper

This workshop is full.  Call to put your name on the waiting list.

This two-day workshop will serve as an introduction to making monotype transfer drawings and carborundum collagraph plates. Transfer drawing is a great way to loosen up and refresh your appreciation for the marks and shapes of the natural world. We will employ these “sketches” to provide the imagery for making our collagraphs.

The term collagraph stems from the Greek, “colla” being derived from the verb “to glue”. The collagraph is composed of layers of materials that are glued or attached to a substrate. We will explore one way of making a collagraph, by gluing carborundum grit to plastic plates. These plates hold beautiful tonal marks and forms and can be inked in a variety of ways.  We will make the plates on the first day of the workshop, and we will ink and print them on day two. We will practice intaglio wiping methods using Akua Inks.

This workshop is sponsored in part by Speedball art supplies who donated ink and paper and Awagami Factory who donated paper.