Yesterday morning I packed the car at 6 am to head off to Twenty Twenty Gallery in Much Wenlock to deliver a Quick Collagraph workshop for them.
The weather looked promising and when I arrived
Much Wenlock looked it's idyllic best.
I knew I was in the right place as I found this word in the car park!!
victims learners arrived and everything was set up for a fast and furious collagraph making session.
Quick collagraph consists of applying self adhesive tapes to mount board and cutting and peeling the surface.
No waiting for glue or varnish to dry, just make a plate and print it!
Oil based inks were used for the best possible results and I tried out a new idea on this enthusiastic group.
I had given them 3 different sized pieces of card
and encouraged to them to make 3 plates.
Inked up in different colours then
printed the plates on top of each other.
The results were rich juicy coloured prints with the option
of printing each plate separately
the Priory Hall was buzzing with activity.
After a delicious lunch, thank you Claire for looking after us,
it was onto chine collee.
Love it or loath chine collee, that added piece of coloured tissue
can make such a difference to a piece.
Thank you everyone for being experimental and trying these complex processes with such gusto. Thank you Mary, owner of Twenty Twenty Gallery for organising this successful class.
My next workshop in Much Wenlock will be 24 September, Viscosity Monoprinting contact the gallery for booking details.