The Nitty Gritty of Collagraph Printing

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The Nitty Gritty of Collagraph Printing

Date: April 21, 2024
Time: 10am – 4pm
​Cost: $140, prices not subject to GST

​Collagraph is a collage-based printing technique which encourages participants to make soft textural images. This process is loose and responsive. In our one-day workshop we will employ both dry and wet techniques to create imagery through textures. We will learn how to make collagraph imagery on plates, and how to ink, wipe and print our collagraphs.

The instructor will cover:

  • The basics of how textured materials create tone
  • How to approach atmospheric imagery employing sandpaper, cutting, glue, vinyl, tape and fabric
  • How to ink plates with oil-based inks
  • How to print plates with an etching press

​Cost: $140, prices not subject to GST

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​Class limited to six participants. Adults 18+years old.

Instructor Bio

​Morgan Melenka is a visual artist based in Mohkinstsis (Calgary). She uses architectural forms and materials to engage with history and place, employing sculpture, installation and printmaking. She teaches visual art and is a scenic painter for film and television. She teaches printmaking at AU Arts and has taught at the University of Calgary, University of Alberta and NSCAD University.

​Instagram: @moth_mel

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