Oxford Summer School

Summer School 2017


Collagraph Printing

Collagraphy is an exciting and surprisingly accessible printmaking technique, involving creating a textured surface, applying ink to it and then taking a print from it. On this course you will learn the technique step by step, as you move from making and printing smaller sample pieces to a more developed piece. You will have the opportunity to print a number of pieces using a printing press and water based printing inks (easy to clean!). All materials provided, with opportunity to purchase extra paper. This course would suit newcomers to printmaking, teachers and those with some previous experience. Warning – print making is a highly addictive process!

Click here for some examples of the use of collagraphy in my own artwork


Previous Summer School Summer Workshops

In summer 2016, using the moving figure as inspiration, the morning sessions of these classes focussed on working directly from a live dancer, as they warmed up and performed various dances. Students were encouraged to experiment with a range of media and approaches to explore and express the dynamic form. In the afternoons, and particularly the final day was spent, refining and developing drawings, taking inspiration from the figure drawings of artists like Rodin and Degas.