‘Expressive Collagraphs’ with Amarjeet Nandhra- *New 2023



This workshop explores the versatility of collagraph printing to create uniquely rich and individual prints. The basic premise of a collagraph is collage, to add and remove elements to a rigid surface. The range of beautiful textures, tones and marks that can be made using this exciting technique, creates a myriad of possibilities.

During the course, you will create a set of collagraph plates using a range of materials and a variety of plate-making techniques. Experiment with texture, tone, pattern and mark making, taking inspiration from your drawings or images.

Using these plates you will produce a series of experimental prints on paper and fabric using a printing press. We will explore basic and advanced inking techniques using both intaglio and relief methods (viscosity) to create variety in your prints.

Additional information


30th June and 1st July 2023



Tutor Brings:

I provide all items to make the plates and the inks for each participant £10 material cost payable on the day :

Collaged material – tapes , aluminium, brown, sellotape, masking, gesso , acrylic pastes, textured wall paper, tissue paper , sticky labels

Wood glue

Shellac /button polish

Mount board for plates

Oil based inks  and reducing agent

Cleaning materials – oil and cloths, tissue paper

Cut credit card / board ( to apply ink)

 Tray for soaking paper , blotting paper

Student Requirements:

Paper – heavy weight at least 220gsm  (the paper needs to be strong enough when wet and not tear)

A variety of white fabric – light to medium weight ( you will be working roughly  A4 size so several types of fabric that size)

Craft knife and cutting mat

Large printing roller

Rubber gloves and apron

To clean and ink plate  – Glossy magazine , phone directory , couple of colour supplements and newspaper.

Wet wipes.

Palette knife

Scissors, pen, pencil

Old brush to use with gesso / acrylic pastes

Any tools that can be used to score lines, make holes – awl, large needle, tracing wheel


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