Collagraph/block printing with Katherine Jones (16/07/2015–17/07/2015) – SOLD OUT

Collagraph and Block-print 2 day course

Collagraph is a method of intaglio printmaking which uses texture to create a wide variety of tone and line on a plate. The plate is printed using an etching press although unlike an etching the materials are largely non-specialist and the plate-making process is naturally non-toxic.

This particular class will focus on a simple method of making a collagraph, using it in combination with a second quick relief print. The course will benefit beginners as well as those with some knowledge of printmaking.

  • The first day will be taken up with a practical demonstration of making and printing quick intaglio prints using a combination of simple collagraph and block-print plates. Participants will then be able to begin to make and print their own plates.
  • On the second day participants will continue to make and print their collagraphs. There will be a short demonstration of printing a la poupee (using several colours on one plate) and will include tips on wiping, editioning and maintaining the plates.

Katherine Jones is a fine art printmaker and painter. She was brought up in Herefordshire and now lives and works in Brixton South London. She combines traditional forms of intaglio and relief print namely etching, collagraph and block-print to produce her distinctive images.

The tension between safety and danger, security and vulnerability, are a central focus of Katherine’s work. Recently she has turned her sights on the archetypal playground as a vehicle for describing these contrasting themes, manipulating impressions of those familiar objects specifically made for the process of childhood play and experiment. Like the house structures predominant in earlier work these structures may not be what they seem being as fallible, and unreliable as they are dependable and secure.

She is the recipient of numerous awards most recently The London Original Print Fair Prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014 and the Printmaking Today Prize at the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. She received a Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust Book Award in 2010, The International Print Biennale Solution Group Prize 2009, a London Print Studio Award in 2009 and in 2007 she was also awarded a three year Research Fellowship in Printmaking at The City and Guilds of London Art School.  Her work is held at the V&A prints and drawings collection, The V&A National Art library, the House of Lords and in public collections worldwide.

  • Booking essential (via email or telephone)
  • Non-members £120.00/Members £75.00

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