0 Woven Stitch Collagraph Book
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Woven Stitch Collagraph Book Tuesday, August 6, 9:00 AM  
Helen Shafer Garcia $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process and Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Book-binding, Book-making

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This workshop will focus on a unique combination of Collagraph printmaking and book structures. The Collagraph process, as the name suggests, is a form of collage. Printing plates will be produced with collage and hot glue to create free flowing designs. There are tremendous opportunities to experiment with textures with this unpredictable, in a good way, method. The plate design is very versatile and durable for continued print runs, providing enough prints for two or more books. Further development on the images can be produced with mixed media. The multi-signature book structures will be constructed with open spine woven stitches, creating a color block effect on the spine. The content will include multiple image repeats from the colllagraph process. These will be manipulated with watermedia and color pencil to individualize the pages.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $15.00 includes:
  • Printmaking papers
  • glue
  • printing plates
  • linen threads
  • embroidery threads

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • I will provide the brayers and barens, glue guns, color pencils, extra brushes, and other tools to use while we work.

Student should bring:

  • 1 or more round watercolor brushes: #12, #10, or #8
  • 1/2" wide or larger acrylic brush
  • 3 or more Golden Open Acrylic colors + white Acrylic matt medium
  • Watercolors: pan or personal palette (a Prang set will work or tube watercolors set in a palette)
  • 12" or larger metal ruler with cork backing
  • 1 book-binding needle
  • Water container
  • Hair dryer


  • bone folder
  • book arts awl

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: henstudio@cox.net
Website: www.helenshafergarcia.com