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Five-day Workshop in Collagraph/Carborundum Printmaking

University College Of Ripon & York St.John
Lord Mayor’s Walk
United Kingdom

Discover new ways of expression with a versatile and exciting printmaking medium.
Explore the richness of texture and colour unique to Collagraph

Collagraph is an amazingly versatile printmaking process, based, as its name suggests, on the construction of a collaged matrix to provide a printable plate. A wide range of materials and textured surfaces can be

used in the process and plates can be printed either as intaglio or relief images, or as combinations of the two, leading to prints of astounding richness and strength. The quality of image is constrained

only by the artist’s imagination. The special quality of Collagraph/Carborundum Printmaking is its eminent suitability for a whole range of approaches: it can be graphic, sculptural, painterly - whatever the printmaker wishes it to be.

This five-day course, centrally situated in the beautiful and historic city of York, offers the opportunity to explore this exciting and innovative process with one of Britain’s leading practitioners. The course is suitable both for beginners and more experienced printmakers, and will cover a wide range of techniques in an accessible and informal manner.

Basic materials are included in the cost of £175, and the studio will be available for further study outside of teaching hours.

The course tutor, Peter Wray R.E., is Head of Printmaking at the University College of Ripon & York St.John. He is a practising printmaker, exhibiting widely in Britain, Europe and Australia, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. He is a pioneer of Collagraph/Carborundum Printmaking and is one of Britain’s leading exponents. His work can be viewed at his web site on along with further information about printmaking process and technique.

For further details, contact: -
Faculty of Creative and Performing Arts,
University College of Ripon & York St.John
Lord Mayor’s Walk
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1904 616672 (Faculty Office) Fax: +44 (0)1904 612512
(Peter Wray) E-mail:

Some comments from the 1997 course...

"This course wildly exceeded my expectations - I've learned more in two days than in a whole year of evening classes. The tuition is excellent - imparted in a relaxed yet focused way, and the facilities, equipment and materials provided well for our group of twelve. Particularly useful was the open studio policy - up to 11pm after the class finished for the day".

"A real eye-opener! Highly recommended to anyone into printmaking. The richness of colour and texture possible within collagraph was a revelation. Very friendly and instructive. I look forward to developing further the many techniques in which we were involved".

"There has never been a moment during this week when I have run out of things to do. I didn't think I would learn so much; lots of new techniques to develop and share. It has been a pleasure to spend the week  in such a pleasant atmosphere, with such excellent teaching and support".

"I have found the whole week immensely stimulating and exciting, with a good balance of demonstrations on the one hand, and on the other, encouragement to experiment ourselves with the various techniques".

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