Monday, 11 April 2011

Five Day Collagraph Workshop

AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 2nd 10 - 4 pm daily 
(arriving Aug 28/departing Sept 3rd)

Come and learn how to make collagraphs on a five day workshop in the beautiful rural setting of Horsley village in Hadrian's Wall Country, Northumberland just one mile south of Hadrian's Wall.

Collagraph is a form of intaglio/relief printing from a collaged plate. It is a means of creating uniquely rich and interesting printed imagery. Where other intaglio and relief printmaking methods rely on highly technical processes, collagraph is easy, simple exciting and LOTS of fun.

Over the five days of this exhilarating and informative workshop you will go from learning the basics- how to make your own printing plates from collaged materials through to learning how to print in a variety of innovative and exciting ways. Exploration will be the name of the day. The course will cater for 6 - 10 participants, beginners to experienced, staying and sharing in 4 star hostel accommodation at a nearby farm.

Staying at Houghton North Farm, Heddon on the Wall, the farm caters for visitors and walkers to the National Heritage Trail in Northumberland and surrounding area. It is just two miles from The Horsley Printmakers Studio based at The Hearth Arts Centre in the village of Horsley.

The accommodation is of a very high standard - 4 star Hostel status with Visit Britain. The rooms are flexible, varied and include two rooms with private facilities.

A light continental breakfast is provided at Houghton North Farm. Lunch over the five days of the workshop is catered for by The Hearth Cafe. You can self cater in the evening or book an evening meal in one of the local pubs, The Lion & Lamb, Horsley or The Three Tuns in Heddon on the Wall.

The cost has been worked out on the basis of one group flying in to Newcastle Airport. 

  • Collection from Newcastle Airport and taken to Houghton North Farm the day before the workshop begins.
  • Collection to/from Houghton North Farm to/from the studio each day.
  • Collection from Houghton North Farm to Newcastle Airport the day after the workshop ends.
  • The studio is on a bus route so outside of the pre-arranged taxi you can either catch a bus or book a taxi into nearby Corbridge or Hexham or elsewhere.
If you are interested in this course but arriving separately the cost will vary from the stated price. Similarly, if you plan to come using your own transport and/or would prefer to book alternative accommodation please let me know as the price will be different.

  • Plate making and preparation
  • Single colour intaglio proofing
  • Multi-colour and multi plate intaglio printing
  • Plate making using wood ply and a blow torch and proofing.
  • Monotype and collagraph on Japanese paper in preparation for using chin colle followed by printing new plates blind embossed with chin colle pieces from a.m. session
  • You will continue with own projects using skills taught with further guidance as the final day proceeds.


GOLD £775
SILVER £645 

GOLD @ £775 includes:
5 day workshop + materials
7 nights B&B accommodation
5 x lunches for the duration of the workshop
Pre-arranged transport to/from Newcastle Airport for one group arriving together.
Pre-arranged transport to/from the studio for 5 days at the beginning/end of each day.

SILVER @ £685 includes:
5 day workshop + materials
7 nights B&B accommodation
5 x lunches for the duration of the workshop
Pre-arranged transport to/from the studio for 5 days at the beginning/end of each day.

NO pre-arranged transport to/from Newcastle Airport.

BRONZE @ £500 includes:
5 day workshop + materials
5 x lunches for the duration of the workshop

Evening meals
Transport outside of that which is pre-arranged.

50% non-refundable deposit (£388) due by May 31st 2011.
There will be a 10% discount for full payment if received by May 31st.
The balance is otherwise due no later than July 18th 2011.

A cancellation received before July 18th will be refunded minus the deposit. Once the balance is paid cancellations received on or after July 18th is non-refundable unless the vacated place can be filled at short notice. 
There will be a FULL REFUND if I cancel. This will only happen if insufficient people book the course and it is therefore not viable OR if I am struck down by an accident or illness (heaven forbid). 
IMPORTANT  - Please take out adequate travel insurance. If, through unforeseen circumstances, either you or I have to cancel I cannot be held responsible for any losses you may incur although I will do everything in my power to ensure I will not put you in that position.

Please email me if you wish to book a place. You will receive a PayPal invoice via email. Simply follow the payment instructions in the email using your credit/debit card. You do not need a PayPal account for this. Once you have paid your deposit your place is secured unless you fail to pay the balance promptly on receipt of the second invoice which will be sent out closer to the time. Failure to pay on time could result in the loss of your place and your deposit. 

Please contact Beth McAlpine via email or call her cell phone on 083 345 2538 for flight costs.

1 comment:

Are you curious about me? said...

How I would love to attend.... It sounds amazing.

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