Plywood Collograph Plates with Virginia Davison

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019
  • Sunday, January 20, 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (PST)
  • Sunday, January 20, 2019, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (PST)
  • BARN Print Studio, PR011919VD
  • 6


  • $230 + $20 materials fee
  • $180 + $20 materials fee

Registration is closed for this class.

*Please note registration for this class will close January 16th.

In this class you will explore making a collograph plate from a sheet of thin plywood called doorskin. Collography is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate.  Virginia Davison will demonstrate her process of creating texture on the wood before students make their own plates.  The class will cover inking and wiping methods, and students will print their finished plates on a variety of papers.

  • Prerequisite: none.
  • The materials fee of $20, included in the price of the class, covers a plywood plate, various printing papers, inks and all other supplies. 
  • Additional professional grade paper is available for purchase for $5 per 22 x 30 sheet.
  • Feel free to bring food or snacks; there is a kitchen to store and reheat food and a common area next to the studio for eating.

About the Instructor

Virginia Davison is a printmaker and stone carver. She has been actively pursuing her artistic abilities since an early age. Her artistic interests began in college carving plaster, and later she added soap stone, alabaster and marble to her carving repertoire. 

After a number of years carving stone, attending workshops, and active with the Stone Carvers Association in Washington, Virginia moved to Bainbridge. Living on the island, her interests gradually shifted over time to include color because of her passion for gardening. With this shift, she began taking classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle. 

At Pratt, Virginia fell more and more in love with paper. This new passion led her into printmaking where she explored a wide range of printmaking techniques. Virginia's current goal is to share her wealth of knowledge and experience in art and printmaking with others through the BARN Print Studio.

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