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Key Information:
Class Size: 1 - 6 people
Destination: Italy  
Category: Art and craft workshop
Specialty: Other, Printmaking  
Season: January - December
Courses Per Year: flexible
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 90 Euro (EUR) per course
Max Price: 90 Euro (EUR) per course

Suitable for beginners and novices, this technique is one of the easiest ways to create a printing matrix without making use of chemicals. It is one of the most exciting innovations in printmaking as the physicality and immediacy of the process provide easy and accessible ways into printmaking with stunning results, by combining the freedom of collage with a range of inking techniques. This workshop introduces a whole range of approaches to collagraph printmaking including plate construction, basic and advanced inking-wiping, and printing techniques, and a range of other techniques to be used in combination with the production of collagraphs, such as drypoint, linocuts, use of pigments and Mika, stencils, layering, patterns, embossments and so on.

- Characteristics of papers and inks
- Collagraphs with various supports
- Plate making
- Printing with chine collé
- Oil inks and watercolor inks
- Stencils, layering and composition
- Crayons
- Patterns and embossments
- Mika and pigments
- Registration
- Colour mixing and layers
- Inking and wiping
- Printing by hand and with a press.

- Language: English and Italian.
- Duration: One intensive day.

Faculty Information:
The courses are run by Colleen Corradi Brannigan, a practising printmaker and artist.

Other Activities:
It is an ideal base for further exploration as it is located near castles, forts, churches and abbeys which are well worth a visit.

Facility Information:
Set at the foot of the Abruzzi mountains, in Italy, Dedalo Center for Contemporary Art is in Castiglione a Casauria, in the province of Pescara. It is ideally situated in the center of Abruzzo only about one hour from Rome and about 30 minutes from Pescara.
- Pritnmaking center and art center,
- 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, one gallery, one printmaking workshop.

Accommodation (two nights, self catering) single room: Euro 100 - double room Euro 80 per person. Extensions available. Bed and Breakfasts are also available in the area.

Course Fee: Euro 90 - check timetable. All materials are included. Bring an apron.