Take a line for a walk exploring multi-plate intaglio printmaking! Join artist, printmaker and 2014 Flourish printmaking award winner Michelle Keegan for an exciting 3 day summer school which will focus on exploring multi-plate printing using collagraph and drypoint technique – no etching required!
Experiment with Drypoint to make marks on aluminium plates – building up surfaces without the requirement of etching chemicals. You will use traditional scrapers and drypoint needles along with sanding and more innovative mark making approaches. Learn how to ink plates ‘a la poupée’ – a mutli-colour inking technique, and explore using transparent inks to achieve layering of colour and images. You can also experiment with the arrangement of the plates to make different compositions.
Use collagraph to build up layers of tone and line on a mount board surface, and work with a number of plates to explore mark marking and shape with this highly versatile process. You will also learn ‘chine collé’ techniques and composition and registration tricks.
studied Fine Art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, graduating with first class honours. She specialised in printmaking immediately, having been intrigued by the possibilities of process, and exploring unknown ways of making marks. Michelle continued her post graduate education at the Slade School of Fine Art, under the guidance of master printmaker Stanley Jones. She has made prints and exhibited widely for the past 20 years, and also runs a small print workshop and lectures in Nottingham.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out.
After attending this course you will be well equipped to join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here: