Collagraph Prints – Constructed Impressions  Part A

Date: Apr. 4, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Gabriola Recreation Society Office

More Info: Maximum 15 participants 
Contact: With Maria Tratt
Tickets: $120

Maria Tratt’s visual art practice draws on personal memory to create paintings and prints that explore figures and animals in imagined contexts.  


In this playful approach to printmaking, students will learn to create their own collagraph plates  by gluing found materials to thin pieces of cardboard and then printing them using various hand burnishing techniques that can later be duplicated at home. Through informal discussions,  students will also learn about other aspects of the printmaking process, including composition,  registration and editioning. Each student will leave the workshop with a unique print and the  basics for printing more!  

Materials to Bring:

  • Pencils; paper/sketch book; scissors; disposable brush (approx. 1”) 
  • A variety of THIN elements with which to create their collagraphs – elements that will be glued  to the plate to create the image – including both organic and in-organic materials.  • EG: plastic mesh, string/yarn, fabric, leaves, grasses, etc. 
  • Please wear clothing that can get ink and glue on it or bring a work-shirt or apron. Close-toed  shoes are best.

Part B Wednesday April 5 |9:00am-1:00pm

Age 17+



You must register in advance for all workshops and events. Workshops have limited space – spots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. A waiting list will be kept for workshops that are full. Register early – don’t be disappointed!

Registration for GAC members begins on March 13th.

Registration for the public begins on March 14th.

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