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Carborundum Collagraph Tuesdays with Speedball Professional Artist Network Partner Joyce Silverstone

April 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - April 26, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

April 12, 19, + 26, Three Tuesdays Series / 10am to 5pm

During this workshop, students will explore making monotype transfer drawings and carborundum collagraph plates. Transfer drawing is a great way to loosen up and refresh your appreciation for the marks and shapes of the natural world. We will employ these “sketches” to provide the imagery for making our collagraphs.

The term collagraph stems from the Greek, “colla” being derived from the verb “to glue”. The collagraph is composed of layers of materials that are glued or attached to a substrate. We will explore one way of making a collagraph — by gluing carborundum grit to plastic plates. Students will learn how to make the plates on the first day of the workshop, and we will ink and print them on day two. There will be time to practice intaglio wiping methods using Akua Inks, and to experiment with printing in layers, using these plates together with monotype color plates on the third day of the workshop.

Our materials will include Akua Platemaking Gel, Acrylic Mediums, Gel and Matte, carborundum grits and various ways of disturbing the surface to create beautiful tonal ranges on a Petg printing plate.

The weekly format of this workshop will give participants time to make practice prints and work on skills between meetings. There will be time for individual attention to these print projects.


For more information, please visit: https://www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/


April 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am
April 26, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Zea Mays Printmaking
320 Riverside Drive
Florence, MA 01062 United States
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