As a teacher at Barrow Sixth Form College, I find that sometimes the best way to learn is to work alongside students and inspire each others work. I did a number of print workshops with the foundation art students in October/November time and there were a number of printing methods that went well and others not so. So i have decided to work on the not so great workshops to see how to improve.
Collagraph printing is a great textural technique of printing. It involves collecting and selecting different textured materials to produce a collage like image to print from. I have started one using a photo of my lovely dog as a subject and collaging different textured materials in various directions to create his fur.