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Instructor: Christopher Shore
Wednesday, May 9 through Wednesday, May 30
4-week workshop, Wednesdays, 10am - 4pm
Class size 4-8, All Levels
$425 members, $475 non-members

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This workshop will introduce the innovative medium of collagraph, a combination of collage and traditional intaglio and relief printmaking. The focus will be on the exploration and creation of plates through demonstrations and discussion of the endless possibilities which each participant can utilize in creating personal imagery. The main approaches of printing the plates will also be explored in detail including inkless embossing, intaglio wiping surface rolling and monoprinting. Given the accessibility of the medium, both beginner and advanced printmakers will be able to create and complete many prints in a short period of time with the assistance of the instructor.

Christopher Shore received his MFA in printmaking from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He has studied printmaking in Venice and Florence. His work explores many traditional and non-traditional printmaking techniques and has been exhibited internationally. Chris is the Staff Master Printer at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking.

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Image: Christopher Shore, Equiss III, Collagraph

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  • Drawing Materials
  • Notebook/ Sketchbook
  • Variety of brushes
  • Printmaking paper (for purchase at CCP)
  • collage materials; textured paper, fabric, wallpaper, contact paper, string, sand, aluminum foil, hair, feathers, paper stencils, dried flowers or leaves, ribbon, toothpicks, or any other thin materials; thinness being most important.
  • good X-acto or mat knife with many small replacement blades
  • cardboard, no thicker than 1/8”: the best are ones made from many compressed layers, not corrugated, such as mat board, but any and all cardboard can be used with differing results (other acceptable matrices are thin wood, thin metal, or thin plexiglass that is no more than 1/16” thick)
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