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Carborundum Collagraph + Drypoint

with Joyce Silverstone 

Thursday – Sunday, September 16-19, 2021, 10-5

$460 non-members, $415 members
$40 materials fee includes plates, paper, ink

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During this workshop students will explore making monotype transfer drawings and using them as source material for making combination drypoint 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 plates. 

The term collagraph stems from the Greek, “colla” being derived from the verb “to glue”. Collagraphs are composed of materials that are glued or attached to a substrate. The type of collagraph we will be making is called a carborundum collagraph, made by gluing carborundum grit to plastic plates. 

We will explore ways of starting with these gritty tonal areas and adding drypoint lines, or starting with the drypoint line and adding texture and tone to the images. You’ll learn how to make these mixed textural plates, and best methods of how to ink and print them. There will be time to practice intaglio wiping methods using Akua Inks, making color additions, and time to experiment with layering imagery from more than one plate. 

No previous printmaking experience necessary.