Week 1 - 21st January - Sybil will create a piece of Pastel Art demonstrating some of her favourite techniques. You can bring some paper and pastels with you to get a feel for the techniques Sybil uses as she works. I will also bring in the box of club pastels.
Week 2 - 28th January – We will all have a go at creating a set piece with guidance from Sybil, again utilising our new skills. Special paper will be provided and I will bring in the box of club pastels for anyone to use.
11th & 25th February - Collograph workshops with Cath Brooke
Please sign up for these workshops so Cath knows how much she'll need to bring resource wise.
Week 1 - 11th Feb Cath with demo some Collograph plates she has and then we will all have a go at making a number of our own plates. 18th Feb is an open session so people can continue making their plates if needs be.
Week 2 -25th Feb We will print our prepared plates and play around with colours. Cath will give us feedback on how to make improvements/modifications.
Please BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
pair of scissors
craft / stanley knife
some small/medium brushes for applying glues, tile adhesive. - not your best brushes though!
AND feel free to bring any of your own textures as shown below in red to supplement Caths items.
Also if anyone has images they want to use for inspiration - but bear in mind that it's difficult to get lots of detail with collograph, we'll make 2 or 3 plates each so some can be simple shapes to get the idea of building up textured layers and some can be based on an image - landscape, building etc
Week 1 - Cath will bring the following for us to use:
Mountboard for the printing block- A5 & printing paper to fit.
textured papers - off cuts from DIY shops textured wall papers are good - this is free and I can pick some up
different tapes - masking tape, parcel tape, sticky back plastic/vinyl
shellac varnish - I can bring.
Aluminium tape - I can bring.
found textures - threads, leaves, thin twigs, basically anything with a texture that's fairly thin will work. If it's too thick it's difficult to ink and may not work well through the press.
Week 2 Cath will bring -
Plein Air (summer 2020) re-scheduled from 2019!
Now meeting at Denby Dale allotment, just off Trinity Drive, near Springfield Mill at 6.30 pm, then afterwards to Karen’s for a cuppa and a biscuit. You might need a folding chair. I’ll post on the homepage if it’s cancelled due to bad weather.
Postponed until further notice Collagraph Demonstration by Suzi Thompson
A Collagraph print is one made from a plate collaged with different textures. Suzi will demonstrate the process of making a collagraph plate and how to print from it. Please visit Suzi's website to view her lovely work. www.suzithompson.co.uk/home No need to sign up, this is open to everyone.