Category Archives: Print 1: Assignment 4

Print 1. Project 11: Research. Grace Bentley-Scheck

I came across Grace Bentley-Scheck whilst looking at another artist and was staggered by her collagraph images.  Everything in collagraphs seems to shout ‘simplification’ and ‘stylization’ to me, and even the course manual talks about simplifying imagery to produce it … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 11: Printing the collatype collage block

Single colour prints. Plate 1: The first plate I used was the embossed PVC plastic.  This has been made using the reverse of the method asked for by the course manual and is a personal experiment.  Instead of adhering items … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 11: Making a test collage block

The initial step for this project asks us to create a 16 section collage block using a variety of items with different surfaces, shapes and textures. BLOCK 1: This  is on a base of 4mm PVC foamex board.  Some of … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 11: Research. Brenda Hartill

A couple of weeks ago in anticipation of starting the collagraph section of my course I opened the recommended textbook (for this section) for the first time.  I haven’t put it down since.  I was immediately struck by the organic … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 11: Research. Jet James (Part 2)

Having been born to drug-addled parents living a life of instability and unpredictability, due to a set of extreme circumstances  Jet James found himself an orphan at 8 years old. He was taken from Perth (Australia) to live in some … Continue reading

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Experimental Collagraphs Workshop

Jet James workshop and research A couple of weeks ago I attended an experimental collagraph workshop with Queensland artist Jet James.  My first impression of him was how seemingly shy and unassuming he is.  A quiet, organised, unhurried man, working … Continue reading

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