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Collagraph printing in Form V 

24th February 22

This form of printing is made by creating a collage, on mount board, from torn and cut out different textured papers, including wallpaper. 

The board, now called a plate, is then sealed with varnish, and inked up using printing inks. 

Using slightly dampened paper, the print is then passed through a printing press to reveal the intricate design.  

The girls investigated French and Russian artists, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, whose bold, bright, and vibrant artworks were the inspiration for some of their final designs. 

The girls were also influenced by two well-known Collagraph artists in the UK – Kim Major-George and Brenda Harthill.   

Kim’s collections have been influenced by her personal journey and studies of ancient civilizations, their philosophies, mythologies, and spiritual images.   

Brenda’s work explores the texture, pattern and light of the landscape, and ranges from finely drawn figurative works to bold, heavily embossed abstract images.  

So – abstract forms, shapes, bold colours and patterns are what the girls achieved, and they are rightly proud of their work. Some even created their own plate, at home. 

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