On this beginners two-day workshop, printmaker, Hester Cox will reveal just why collagraph will always be her favourite method of printmaking and hopefully you’ll be hooked too.
Using birds, real or imagined, as your inspiration, the first day will be spent exploring collage, cutting and painting techniques to create textural printing plates that are often as lovely as the prints.
On the second day you will print your birds – both in monochrome and colour. You will discover what papers work best to print on, how to prepare them for printing and how to use pressure to get the best detail. You will be given lots of one-to-one guidance and encouragement and there will be numerous samples on hand to get your ideas flowing.
Please note there is a £6 materials charge for this workshop payable on the day.
Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.
What to expect
Days at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits on day one. Begin your session at the appointed time and there will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Each day lunch will be around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch each day. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop and providing we have notice, we are happy to cater for any dietary needs.
Finish time is given as a target – there is some flexibility depending on how your work is progressing. Depending on the tutor and the group, start times follow on days can be flexible too.
We aim for your time with us to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Everything you need will be provided but please wear cloths you don't mind messing up, or bring an apron.