Collagraphy is a modern printmaking technique based in the principles of collage. Through demonstrations and hand on studio time students will learn about the design, construction, and preparation of Collagraph plates for printing. We will look at elements of design and composition, printmaking basics, materials, tools, and techniques. We will make card cut plates using additive and reductive techniques and work toward more complex plates. We will experiment with artist mediums, carborundum, and drypoint-type techniques to create images. We will explore various methods for printing our Collagraph plates in monochrome and color.
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Elizabeth Massa is an interdisciplinary artist and documentary photographer based in Lawrenceville, NJ. She is a storyteller and teaching artist. She makes work about food and food culture, both near and far. Utilizing concentrations in photography, painting, illustration, Suminagashi, printmaking, and book arts, her work is a celebration of the everyday, of daily ritual, of the land and the water. Elizabeth holds a BA in American Studies from Smith College and a Graduate Certificate in Documentary Photography and Ethics from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. She studied at the Herron School of Art and Design, Sculoa Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia, as well The Institute of Culinary Education. (That’s right! Elizabeth is also a trained pastry chef.) She studied with Karen Baldner, Shelby Lee Adams and Penny De Los Santos. She got her start in the field working for Thatcher Cook and Corbin Gurkin. She is the owner of the pop up and soon to be online shop, The House That Liz Built.