Collagraph Printmaking: From Collage to Print

Collagraph supplies on table
Collagraph supplies on table
Trio of collagraph prints

Date: June 20-24, 2022 (Summer)
Medium: Printmaking
Instructor: Tracy Featherstone (email)
Skill Level: All Skill Levels

This workshop focuses on alternative methods in printmaking with an emphasis on collagraph and monotype processes. We will use everyday materials to build textured collages that will trap the printmaking ink and transfer that impression onto paper. Students can build technical skills by focusing on editioning techniques or focus on generative processes that use the printmaking matrix to create experimental/original works with each impression.

This course has ended.

Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.

Students Bring
Paintbrushes of various sizes, your preference, does not have to be new.
Sketchbook/drawing materials
xacto knife and blades
Markmaking tools such as comb or fork
Any found texture or collage materials and stencils
Various glue (elmers, tacky, quick dry tacky)

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $TBD*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.

Studio supply fees are an estimate and can be subject to change due to supply chain issues or transportation cost.

About the Instructor

Tracy Featherstone is a Professor of Art and Head of printmaking at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She earned a BFA from the University of Cincinnati and a MFA from the University of Arizona. Her creative practice spans multiple media including sculpture, printmaking, textile, and clay to explore the wonders of the natural environment.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she has taught art in three continents including North America, Asia, and Europe. In 2006 and 2013 she was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Award for Creative Excellence in recognition of her creative work. In addition she was supported by the US Embassy for a 3 month residency in Prague, CZ.

Featherstone has an interactive sculpture featured at Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center UNMuseum and is currently working on transitioning Miami University’s printshop into a non-toxic, environmentally friendly shop.