Collagraph Printing: With & Without a Press

July 15 - July 19, 2022

Collagraph Printing: With & Without a Press


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $75

Collagraph Printing is a relief-printing process that involves attaching low relief shapes, fibers, textured materials, etc., to a sturdy substrate such as cardboard or mat board. This collaged surface is sealed, then inked and printed allowing one to make multiple prints from the plate. This workshop is structured to allow you to make several collagraph plates, printing them on paper as well as fabric. We will print with and without a press allowing you to see the benefits of this process even if you don’t have access to a press. While waiting for the collagraph plates to seal/dry we will explore some mono printing techniques. Mixed media aspects will be covered as a way to enhance the possibilities inherent in the collagraph and monoprinting processes.

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day

***This workshop was originally going to be taught by Clare Murray Adams. Unfortunately Clare can no longer teach this workshop however our local friend and fellow printmaker, Czashka Ross, will be teaching in Clare’s place! Czashka will follow the methods and techniques involved in the Collograph Printmaking process to teach this workshop. 


Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Czashka Ross

Czashka Ross has been an artist for over 45 years. She was fortunate to learn from Mitch Lyons, the master originator of this beautiful low-tech method of printmaking. She has been working with clay monoprinting for years developing wonderful methods to create effects.  Born in Canada, she has lived in the United States since earning her MFA from The Cranbrook Academy of Art. In between the two years at Cranbrook, she taught for a year at Purdue University and received a National Endowment for the Arts Apprenticeship Grant to work at Twinrocker Handmade Paper Mill in Brookston, Indiana. After Cranbrook, Czashka pursued a post-graduate fellowship to research traditional western-style hand papermaking in 5 different European countries while living in France for a year. Since the 1990’s, she has worked extensively at Peters Valley in various studios continuing her practice and later began working figuratively and formally in her artwork. Czashka is a mixed media artist who has taught and exhibited work in Europe, Canada, Japan, and the United States.

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