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Carborundum Collagraph

Joyce Silverstone
Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, 2018, 10-5
$300 non-members, $270 members
$35 materials fee includes plates, paper, inks

This two-day workshop will serve as an introduction to making monotype transfer drawings and creating carborundum collagraph plates. Transfer drawing is a great way to loosen up and refresh your appreciation for drawing 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”. We will explore one way of making a collagraph, by gluing carborundum grit to plastic plates. By learning various ways to apply glue, grit, and a ready-made carborundum gel, these plates can have a rich tonal range. 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. 

$300 + $35 materials fee ‐ Non‐Members

$270 + $35 materials fee ‐ Members