Sunday, June 5
10 am-3:30 pm EST
@ Townsend Atelier
Instructor: Carrie Pendergrass
All levels are welcome!
All class materials are provided unless you want additional printing paper, which can be purchased by the sheet on-site in Townsend’s store.
Collagraph is derived from the Greek ‘colla’, meaning glue, and ‘graph,’ meaning to draw. A collagraph is essentially a collage of materials of various textures glued onto a printing plate to make a print. In this one-day “crash” course, students will learn how to use everyday found and recycled/repurposed materials to create unique Collagraphic plates which will then be used to make corresponding print editions. With a focus on textural & compositional experimentation, we will have fun creating one-of-a-kind collage/assemblage-style printing plates that will be run through the studio press, but can even be printed without one! This class is open to students of all levels. Students will walk away with a minimum of 3 different plates and multiple prints of each.
There will be a brief lunch break. Students are encouraged to bring a snack or sack lunch.
COVID-19: We want to make sure everyone is safe and healthy while having fun making and creating in the studio. At the time of this posting (2.7.2022) masks are required. Should this change, we will post updates here.
INCLUDED SUPPLIES: students will have paper, inks, glue, and all other materials necessary to complete their printmaking projects.
Optional Items from Home:
Students are welcome to bring any of these items which can make for interesting textures and designs.
(Slightly 3D textural items that won’t break in a printing press & could be glued to a hard surface in layers or alone, examples):
Drinking Straws (can be used/rinsed & dried)
Smaller diameter rope or thick string
Old, dried sponge
Craft Foam sheets
Foam core scraps
Textural fabric scraps
Rubberbands (broken are fine)
Twist ties Flexible plastic strips or sheets
Vines, hearty leaves
Aluminum Foil (can be used/rinsed & dried)
OTHER OPTIONAL SUPPLIES TO BRING: Personal drawing pencil, eraser, sketchbook
About the instructor:
Carrie Pendergrass, has been a visual artist, art educator and art advocate/facilitator for about 25 years. She holds a BFA degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Painting, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a MEd degree from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. She has worked in both the non-profit/public and private/commercial sector both a visual arts teacher and an artist. She left her job as Gallery Director at an arts nonprofit just before the pandemic to concentrate on her own art practice, and to pursue more freelance curating and teaching opportunities. She currently works as an artist, exhibiting her work locally and regionally, and continues to do arts education. In 2021 she received recognition for her printmaking work with an Honorable Mention at the 4 Bridges Arts Festival and was the recipient of an Arts Build Artist’s Work Grant for her curatorial art project, CHA ART SPACE, an exhibition space at the Chattanooga Regional Airport, which debuted in 2021. You can find her as @sewntothesea & @cha_art_space on Instagram and through her website, sewntothesea.com.