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Collagraph on Fabric

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$321.00

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A 2-Day In-Studio Workshop!

Saturdays, July 23 and 30, 10am-4pm

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About this Workshop:

On the first day, students will learn how to use found flat objects, modeling paste, sandpaper, and gloss medium in making a textured printing plate.  Collagraph literally means to draw or write with glue, and so the construction of the plate will be almost like making a collage. The second class session will be spent learning various methods of inking the plates in both relief and intaglio inking techniques, and then move on to more advanced techniques such as stenciling, inking à la poupée, and multi-plate printing. 

Level: All levels welcome – no previous printmaking experience required.

Registration closes July 15, 2022.  Material fees are included with your registration, though a list of additional items needed to be gathered/purchased will be sent with your confirmation.

Sample images by Gretchen Schermerhorn

CLASS MATERIALS LIST:

Registration includes a $20 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including tarlatan, newsprint, ink, solvents, and more. Students will need to supply additional materials of their own, including:

  • Found flat objects, such as leaves, lace, mesh netting, string, etc. 
  • Ideas or sketches to work from
  • Personal apron
  • 100% white cotton fabric, at least one yard (for Day 2 of class)
  • (Optional) Other types and colors of fabric, including silk, chiffon, and linen (for Day 2 of class)

YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Gretchen Schermerhorn is a printmaker and hand papermaker and currently serves as Artistic Director at Pyramid Atlantic. She received her MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University, and since then has completed artist residencies at The Women’s Studio Workshop in New York, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, Seacourt Print Workshop in Northern Ireland, California State University and the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Florida. Her prints, installations, and works on paper works have been exhibited around the country and internationally, and her work is part of the Montgomery County Public Art Trust, Anne Arundel Community College’s print collection, and the Janet Turner Print Collection. You can learn more about her work at www.gretchenschermerhorn.com.

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