Intro Collograph Printmaking
with lucy gell

Sun 8 Oct 2017 10am - 5pm

£45 for one day (£35 concession)

Terms & Conditions

Course limited to 8 people only

Tea and coffee provided. Please bring a packed lunch. There are also cafes and shops nearby.

All materials are included in the course, including ink and paper.

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Course Option

Discover collograph printmaking in this introduction to printmaking workshop.

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.

Collograph Printmaking Workshop Course Content
1. Introduction to collograph printmaking with a short demonstration of creating and printing a collograph

2. Create your own collograph using different materials and textures provided

3. Varnish, seal and dry your collograph plates ready for printing

4. Using different coloured inks provided, apply ink to your collograph

5. Print from your collograph plate using an etching press

Please bring found images or drawings to work from. Sample images will also be available.

Course Feedback –

"An excellent course, thank you!"

"All extremely good, loved it all!"

"An enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere, Lucy was very supportive, encouraging, and patient."

"I enjoyed trying out various techniques and seeing other peoples approaches."

"A patient teacher full of positivity and ideas!"


Lucy studied illustration and graphic design at Staffordshire University after which she pursued a career as a puppet animator working for Cosgrove Hall Films in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester. She animated on children’s television programmes such as Postman Pat, Andy Pandy and Noddy. During 2001 Lucy attended an evening class in printmaking and that is when her passion with the technique began. Lucy now designs and hand prints etchings and screen prints of an animal nature with a strong emphasis on character and humour as well as design and presentation. Lucy’s images have been heavily influenced by her animation career and by children’s book illustrators that she loved as a child. Her work can be seen at many art exhibitions and galleries across the country.

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