Collagraph Printing: With & Without a Press

July 8 - July 12, 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.

Registration will open in early December. Please check back for updated information and pricing.

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


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Clare Murray Adams

Clare Murray Adams is a studio artist and workshop teacher living in rural Southington Ohio. With a background in contemporary quilting, Clare’s work now centers around mixed media collage in its many forms, on both paper and fabric as well as using encaustic wax and collagraph printing techniques. Clare was awarded a residency at the Jentel Foundation in Wyoming in 2005. Her exhibits include two acceptances to Quilt National, exhibits in Canada and Tokyo, Japan, as well as several one person shows in Ohio, South Carolina, Michigan and California. Clare was also invited to exhibit in the Third Encaustic Invitational Exhibit held in Tucson Arizona. Her quilts and collages are in many private collections. Publications include Masters: Collage, Fiber Arts Now, Studio Visit vol. five, Signatures, the Art Journal Collection, and Anderson Creative Annual Catalog.

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