Cart 0

Introduction to Collagraph


This course is now full. You may contact us to discuss alternative courses or be added to the waiting list in case of cancellations.

Contact Us Add to Waitlist
Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 9th October
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Sally Stephens 

"An enjoyable day of creativity and learning a new skill. Loved it!" October 2019

Collagraph is an exciting and experimental technique. You will learn how to construct a printing plate by attaching layers of textured papers, card and other materials to a card base to create a rich and varied printing surface.

You will learn how to ink and print the plate. There will the opportunity throughout to introduce colour into the work and a wide variety of textures and tones in this interesting mix of relief and intaglio printmaking.

This is a course suitable to participants new to printmaking as well as those wishing to try this exciting print form.

Course Structure

  • Introduction to the day and demonstration of materials and techniques used to construct the plate
  • Plate construction
  • Varnish plates


  • Demo of printing
  • Afternoon spent printing / demo of colour printing
  • Tidy up, look at work, evaluations

About the Tutor

Sally Stephens is an artist educator based in Northamptonshire. She makes prints using etching, drypoint and monoprinting. She studied printmaking at Central St Martins School of Art and completed an MA at Northampton University in 2002. Sally has worked as a freelance workshop provider for over 14 years, working in a variety of settings including schools and projects involving community groups.

Leicester Print Workshop 

Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.