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Two day Collagraph Workshop with Rhonda Ellem (day 2)

  • NERAM - Museum of Printing 106-114 Kentucky Street Armidale, New South Wales, 2350 Australia (map)

Collagraphs are printing plates where materials have been applied to the substrate or where the substrate has been incised or cut away. These textures hold the ink for intaglio and limited relief printing. Collagraphs are an economical and non-etchant technique that can produce exciting and ethereal results. Workshop is suited for Beginners/Experienced. Workshop with Rhonda Ellem.

Date: Saturday 25 May 2019, 9 – 4pm and  Saturday  1 June 2019, 9 – 4pm

Cost: $165 (General- $145 + $20 materials | BGP/Friends of NERAM- $135 + $20 materials)

Program: DAY 1

Participants will be guided through each of the two technical stages in producing a series of plates where emphasis is given to line, shape and texture.


  • gestural (PVA and carborundum)

  • impasto (stencilling, imprinting, combing)

  • applying fine textures

  • incising, cutting and tearing away of substrate

  • photo on substrate (cutting, enhancing)

  • Jenny Sages challenge

  • cut outs/jigsaw


  •  Shellacing and sanding each plate ready for printing and for plate longevity.


  • 3 plates of the same image, prepared for printing


Program: DAY 2  


  • proofing plates, assessing and resolving

  • overprinting all plates to make one print using intuitive selection and elimination, diluted inks

  • use of stencils to select parts, give a focal point

  • wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry

  • rotating plate 90 degrees

  • selective inking/poupee

  • viscosity printing

  • intaglio

  • intaglio and monoprinting

  • jigsaw printing

 Max. 8 participants with a min. of 6 participants are required for the workshop to go ahead