Collagraph Printing and How to use it in the classroom | Marginalia
A tale of an IAEA Student Chapter Roundtable Presentation. [flickr id=”6463833451″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”none”] Before the IAEA Conference, my colleague in the Art Education MAT program, Keli Campbell, and I applied to present at the IAEA Student Chapter Roundtable. Our main interest and goal was to present a demonstration and lesson plan idea on Collagraph Printing. [flickr id=”6463825895″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=””…
Alphabet collagraph plate
I thought this would be a simple idea, but it took ages! For each square I cut 2 differently textured pieces of card or paper or fabric. Then I drew and cut out a letter from one of the squares, and glued them both down with pva. Next step is to varnish with a couple of coats of shellac.
31 days of printmaking unleashed day 12. collagraph: create a collagraph plate, show a printed collagraph, materials used to make a #collagraph. Here's a collection of plates made with #recycled #cardboard, various #twine #raffia #string and #hotglue. #mi
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Alphabet Collagraph print
Printed from my collagraph plate Inked with blue and black intaglio ink in the grooves and green relief ink rolled across the surface. I only managed to print a few before the plate started falling apart a bit.. I should be able to glue it back together and re-varnish for some more prints.
One of the great things about doing an art degree is that you get to try out lots of techniques not directly related to your core subject. I have really been enjoying experimenting with collagraph printing. Having worked so much with textiles I have bags full of lovely little scraps of textured fabric and fibres that I simply cannot bear to throw away, and making collagraph plates has been the perfect opportunity to put some of them to good use. My plates are simply a small square of thick…