SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10:00AM-4:00PM
MAR 28 & 29, 2020
Instructor: Tomoko Murakami
Collagraph is an amazingly versatile printmaking process, based on the construction of a collaged matrix to provide a printable plate. A wide range of materials and textured surfaces, such as fabric, leaves, sand and other found materials, can be used in the plate-making process. Plates can be printed as intaglio, relief images, or a combination of the two, leading to prints of astounding richness and strength. This intriguing process creates many different effects and variation in texture depending on the materials used. The result is often unpredictable, rewarding the artist with an inspirational surprise. No prerequisite required.
$20 materials fee due to the instructor at the start of class.
Tomoko Murakami is a multi-disciplinary artist who explores the medium of printmaking as a multi-dimensional art form, bringing attention to new possibilities in the mixed media art world. She received her MFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MA in Transformative Arts from John F. Kennedy University. She is a recipient of the 1992 Kala Art Institute Fellowship and the 2008 Susan Boulet Fellowship Award. Currently, she teaches at Santa Rosa Junior College and Kala Art Institute.