Create a Collograph plate for print making.
A Collograph is print that is made by making a collage of different textures and materials, such as torn papers, tape, PVA glue for example. This print making process is an intaglio print technique in which the ink is held by the different contours and edges of the materials on the plate. Experimenting with inking the plate in different ways during the course can lead to interesting results.
There is the opportunity to print multiple prints of the same plate by inking differently each time. Print making is an exciting medium and with little or no experience fantastic creative results can be achieved.
About Lucy Gell
After studying graphic design and illustration at Staffordshire University Lucy pursued a career in puppet animation where she worked at Cosgrove Hall Films in Manchester. Lucy attended an evening course in printmaking during that time and became fascinated with the process.
Lucy's images are inspired by the love she have for animals, illustrating the unique personalities she sees in them. Printmaking techniques allow her to explore and achieve different unique images with depth and texture. Lucy uses various printmaking methods to illustrate this with her characters.
Inspiration comes from her background as a puppet animator. Lucy animated on children's programmes such as Postman Pat and Andy Pandy. Giving character and personality was a key part of being a puppet animator and Lucy considers her earlier career has influenced the images that she produces today.
Suitable for beginners.
Price includes lunch and refreshments.