Exploring Collagraph

Exploring Collagraph

With Peter McLean

6-8:30pm Thursdays

29 October – 3 December 2020

$290 per person

Includes all materials

Collagraphs are prints taken using a plate which has been built up by adding various materials rather than carving or etching material away. There is a range of different ways of making collagraphs, which will be explored in this in-depth workshop.


Workshop Content

Week 1
Quick and simple – using self-adhesive plastic to create images focussing on line and shape.

Week 2
Adding texture. Use various found materials to create a richly textured plate.

Week 3
Texture continued – printing the plates from week 2.

Week 4
Getting fluid – using glue and gel medium for painterly effects.

Weeks 5 & 6
Now that you have a toolbox of skills at your disposal, choose the technique (or combination) that will best suit your creative style to create your own masterpieces.


Peter McLean

About Peter McLean

Peter McLean is an artist with a deep affinity for nature and the environment. Working across a range of printmaking techniques as well as drawing and installation, his work explores the materiality of nature and our physical, emotional and spiritual relationships with place.

As well as exhibiting regularly and undertaking residencies, Peter has extensive experience teaching printmaking for a wide range of students, including at ANU School of Art & Design, the National Art School in Sydney, Megalo Print Studio and Woodford Folk Festival.


More info

Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.