San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A Collagraph is a collage-based way of creating an image for printmaking. Collage materials are glued to a rigid substrate (such as mat board or wood) then varnished and sealed to create a printing plate. This plate (or matrix) can then make many impressions using both relief and intaglio printing methods.
Students receive instructions on plate preparation, and demonstrations in both relief and intaglio printing processes. Prior printmaking is experience is beneficial, but by no means necessary. Beginners welcome!
What you bring: Design ideas, collage materials, and fine printing paper (described in detail during the first class).
What we provide: Plates, varnish, cleanup materials, printing ink and proofing paper.
Students will be allocated 12 hours of studio access to be used during the run of the class or within 3 months after the end of the class (schedule permitting)
When & Where
The Gowanus Studio Space
The Gowanus Studio Space encourages inter-disciplinary exchange and provides affordable access to facilities for artists and designers. Offering exhibition, curation and production opportunities, the studio is an incubator for new ideas and an inroad to today's insular art world.
The GSS' 60+ members rent low-cost studios and storage and have 24-hour access to a woodshop, print studio, metal shop and large common workspace. GSS was established with little funding in industrial Gowanus in 2007.
Visit www.gowanusstudio.org for more details