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Expansive Collagraphs–Wax, Yupo and Washi

Instructor: Dorothy Cochran
Friday, March 29 through Saturday, March 30
Friday-Saturday, 2-day workshop, 10am – 4pm
Class size 4-8, All Levels
$275 members, $325 non-members

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Expand your encaustic collagraph vocabulary using innovative plate materials and hand printing on Japanese and waterleaf papers. In this workshop participants will cut plates into geometric or organic shapes for multiple plate compositions, layer transparent color to create depth, and explore the new field of poly spun fabrics such as Evolon, learning how to use printmaking beyond traditional surfaces. Instruction will incorporate hand printing for those without a press, tips on the many tools to use, demonstrations of additive and subtractive wax applications, guidance with Akua inking, and discussion on presentation and mounting of finished pieces . There will be individual and group critiques and a large selection of plates and prints available for viewing. Awagami Factory has generously donated paper sample packs for each student attending.

DOROTHY COCHRAN is an accomplished East Coast printmaker, acknowledged for her expertise and broad command of multiple print methods.  She has twice received a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship and is honored for her dedication to teaching and curatorial work for other artists.  She is represented in both private and corporate art collections such as The New York Public Library, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sloan Kettering, Prudential Life Insurance Company and several museum collections including The Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Art, Georgia Museum of Fine Art, and the Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University. 

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Image: Dorothy Cochran, Changing Light, 2017, Encaustic collagraph on Washi


Special thanks to Awagami Factory for providing paper for this workshop.

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View the supply list
  • Printmaking Paper (for purchase at CCP) 
  • Two inexpensive bristle brushes, one ½”, one 1” to be used in wax or Hake type 
  • Small newsprint pad (approx.12 x 18) for taking home prints 
  • one piece of plexiglass 1/8”, 18” x 20” for registration and inking 
  • Roll of Bounty paper towels 
  • blue painters tape 
  • wear old clothes or print apron 
  • scissors or cutting knife, notebook and pencil 
  • assortment of texturing materials such as bubble wrap, wine corks, plastic screening, objects for pressing in the wax and removing, plastic tools for scraping. Others will be shown at first class.
  • Package of Evolon 8” x 11” 98 gsm