Come join this family friendly collagraph printmaking activity thay mixes collage, texture, drawing, and printing your own design! Young artists with their parent will create two 4x6" relief plates using foam in the cut out in shape of their own unique designs. All skill levels welcome, and you will be impressed with your results! Each adult ticket includes one child (under 12) and additional tickets for children under 12 are available for $15 each. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
In this workshop, we will:
- learn how to make a relief plate to print from using collagraph technique
- use basic craft supplies like foam, glue, ink and paper to instantly make your own relief print
- cut and assemble foam and adhere it to a sturdy mat board
- play with textures and manipulate shapes to create an interesting composition
- learn to mix and roll ink onto your relief plates
- create a set of prints
The following supplies are included:
- 2 firm mat boards size 5x7"
- smooth and textured foam squares
- craft glue
- scissors and other dull tools for making textural marks
- water soluble printmaking ink in multiple colors
- brayers to roll out ink
- 5 sheets of Strathmore lightweight printmaking paper
You can bring:
- an image for inspiration, but it's not necessary. The activity is loose and the prints are more an interplay of texture and form.
- the desire to get creative and have fun using your hands!
You will go home with:
- 5 (8x10") prints from up to 2 collagraph plates made by you!
- memories of learning and making something with your child
After printing you can take home your dried prints but the foam plates aren't intended to be washed and re-used. All inks are water soluble and can be washed off easily with soap and water, but if you prefer your child to wear a smock or apron, feel free to bring one.
Joan Pranata Bogart is an illustrator and block printmaker who draws inspiration from nature, especially botanicals and wildlife. She has drawn for almost all of La Tourangelle's gourmet oil labels. It was after working at a tech company for 11 years that she switched gears to practice more art. She grew increasingly addicted to relief printmaking, mostly carving from linoleum and soft rubber surfaces as printing blocks, and finding a peaceful place for creativity and focus to intersect. Her recent prints resemble Indonesian Batik in design and form. She is thrilled to be a part of the Santa Cruz art community with access to nature and creativity. Joan has a BA in Art Practice from University of California, Berkeley and practices printmaking in her backyard art studio in Santa Cruz where she lives with her husband and three young kids.