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Aspen Art Museum


Art Studio Live! Collagraphy

Jun 17, 2020
2:30 PM

Let’s get together to explore a super creative and experimental form of printmaking called Collagraphy!

A collagraph is a type of print made from a textured collage or relief. They are easy to make because you can use interesting materials and common items found around your home. Collagraphs are one-of-a-kind works of art, and the results are always surprising.

Be sure to read the tips below for a successful printing session and tune in for the step-by-step tutorial on Wednesday, June 17, at 2:30 p.m. (MT). “See” you then!

For this project, you will need:

Newspaper to cover your table
One paper plate
One large piece of stiff cardboard (Suggested size: 9 x 11 in)
White glue or Gorilla glue
Black acrylic or tempera paint (This is my favorite color to use, but any color will do.)
Stiff paintbrush or a foam roller or a printing brayer
Several pieces of white paper (8.5 x 11 in)
Optional: Hot glue gun & glue sticks

A handful of common everyday objects such as:
Corrugated cardboard
Scraps of paper
Cotton swabs
String or yarn
Food or candy wrappers
Bubble wrap
Onion bag or Potato Bag
Bottle caps
Dryer sheets
Masking tape

Helpful Hints:

• It’s great to find objects with interesting textures and some hard edges.
•You can also use items from nature, such as leaves and sticks.
• Metal objects such as keys, coins, or metal scraps work too.

Broadcast live every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (MT) on Instagram, Art Studio Live! features art-making activities with easy-to-follow, step-by-step methods to expand learning and create with materials found at home.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.
Support for Education Workshops is provided by the Melva Bucksbaum and Mary and Patrick Scanlan Education Workshop Fund.
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