This is a series of 3 full days. Dates are: 11th, 18th and 25th November 2021
This advanced collagraph printmaking course is aimed at students that have previous experience of creating collagraph prints and who would now like to develop some of their ideas with the support of an expert collagraph printmaker. Hester uses collagraph extensively in her own work.
At the beginning of the first session, the group will identify aspirations and techniques to revisit and explore further. This discussion will be followed by a series of mini-refreshers and demonstrations given by Hester throughout the three days. During the course, participants will work on their own projects and will have the chance to experiment further with their plate-making in-between sessions. This provides the opportunity for trouble-shooting any problems encountered and to further develop their skills with Hester at the next session. The emphasis will be on one-to-one guidance coupled with group discussion and lots of opportunities for taking on new challenges.
This three week course assumes you have experience of basic collagraph printmaking but wish to develop your techniques and ideas further.
Please note there is a £10 material charge.
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
Wear clothes you don't mind getting messed up.
Feel free to bring any examples of work that inspires you or resources to use such as natural materials or found objects which could be included a Collagraph collage. Don't worry if not though as Hester brings lots of resources with her.
A sketchbook and pencils would be handy but not essential.