Sunday 12 & 19 May 2019, 10.00-4.00pm

Tutor: Ian Rawlinson

Cost: £150. All materials included.

On this course you will explore collagraph and drypoint techniques, using cardboard surfaces. Collagraph is a collaged printing plate with huge possibilities of mark making- it is an inexpensive technique that allows you to recycle and re-use materials and create a really wide range of different effects. You will work on a traditional varnished collagraph block, cutting, sticking and adding textured materials to the surface, and a more experimental unvarnished version. You will explore surface, texture and imprinting using found materials such as fabrics, textured papers, tape & moulding paste. You will indent and scratch into the surfaces to make drypoint marks. You will then be able to print your collagraphs using both relief and intaglio techniques, reworking the blocks and layering colour to develop a series of exciting prints.

Day One

On the first day you will make a collagraph using textured materials that you will then varnish to be printed on the 2nd day. You will also make experimental cardboard collagraphs which you can print straight away.

Day Two

You will be print your varnished block using both intaglio and relief methods, be able to add to your plates and get a range of different prints over the course of the day. You will be able to print in different colours and will have a number of different proofs and different prints to take home by the end of the second day.

Basic materials, card, and a selection of textured materials are included, but you should collect and bring with you any materials that you would particularly like to use. It is important to try and keep the surface of the collagraph plate fairly flat, so these materials might include textured papers, lace, fabric, papers, cardboard, packaging materials, small flat items, tapes, fabric tapes, ribbon. If you are not sure- bring it anyway, and find out if it can be used!

Ian Rawlinson is an artist and printmaker who lives and works in London. He is a graduate of Winchester School of Art and the Royal Collage of Art and has taught at art colleges and workshops throughout the UK. He is currently a tutor in printmaking at Morley College in London. Rawlinson's work explores places of transition and aspects of internal and external change. His most recent projects draw upon ideas of place and memory and he is currently producing a series of exhibitions and short films inspired by places connected to his past. His work has been widely exhibited in the UK and internationally and is held in public and private collections.