Collagraph with Ann d’Arcy Hughes

An exciting introduction to this printmaking medium, this course uses both Intaglio and Relief techniques to create colourful, textured and embossed prints. 

The course begins with a short talk showing samples, prints and blocks, illustrating the potential of the medium.

Thin card is used as a base for the block onto which fine textures, e.g. lace, net, corrugated card, are attached by PVA glue to create an abstract or narrative image.

The block is then protected with Button polish, inked up in colour or black oil based ink and printed on the Manual or Electric Etching press.

More than one course will be needed to develop imagery using some of the more advanced techniques.

Suitable for beginners and experienced artists. Small class size – 4-6 people

Materials included in the Course - card and materials to create the blocks, glue, button polish, inks, rags, gloves and cleaning materials.

Paper is not included and can be purchased from the studio. Paper prices begin at 15p a sheet. 

Ann d’Arcy Hughes is a Printmaker and teacher with over 40 years of experience in teaching.

COVID-19 - Covid secure measures are in place in the studio at all times. Please wear a mask, unless you are exempt, your temperature will be taken on entry, wash your hands using the anti-bacterial soap and respect the social distancing rules.  Information will be given at the start of each course. Please see our Information page for full details.

Booking - please use the Paypal button below to book or contact us via phone or email. 

By booking on to this course, you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions, found here.

These courses are extremely popular and fill up quickly. Even if a course is listed as Full, please email in your interest as we always hold a waiting list as spaces sometimes become available at short notice.

Friday Afternoon - 2pm - 5pm

15th July - 29th July - 3 weeks - £90



How to pay - You can pay using the PayPal button, by Debit/Credit card over the phone,

cash or via BACS. Please contact us for our BACS details. Once payment is received, we

will confirm your place on the course via email. Even if the course says 'Full', please

contact us to check as sometimes there are still places available, following cancellations.

We except all major credit/debit cards except American Express.


*Course bookings - please note, if you book a place on a course in advance, we will ask for half payment to secure your place. This half payment is non-refundable. Full payment of your course must be made 14 days before the course start date. If booking onto a course, all sessions within the course need to be paid for, even if you are not able to attend them all.


Masks – Please bring a mask to wear when you are in the studio. As we are only

taking limited numbers of artists in the studio, you should be able to remain at a distance

from the other people. If you are working in an area on your own or are the only person in

the room, you do not have to wear a mask. However, if you are talking to someone,

walking through the studio or if there are other people in the same area, we will expect you

to wear a mask, unless you are exempt.  


Regarding COVID -19, we have the following rules in place:

1 - Only come to the workshop, if you are feeling well, have not tested positive and have shown no signs of the virus in the last 5 days. 

2 - Do not attend the workshop, if somebody in your household or someone you have been in contact with, has the virus or is showing signs of the virus, within the last 5 days.  

3 - On arrival at the studio, please immediately wash your hands using the anti-bacterial handwash. 

4 - If you are booked on a course but have COVID symptoms, have tested positive or have been in contact with somebody who has tested positive in the last 5 days, please email us to cancel. We will hold your missed session as credit for you to attend on a different day. 

5 - Please provide us with your mobile number, in case we need to cancel you at short notice. We will be adhering to the above rules too and will only attend, if we are well and show no symptoms of the virus.

6 - We reserve the right to refuse access, if on arrival, you are visibly unwell, have a high temperature or are coughing. We reserve the right to ask you to leave, if you are unable to adhere to the above safety rules.

While we will do our best to clean and sterilise the communal areas and to keep the workshops as safe as we can, we emphasise that you enter at your own risk. 

Thank you, we appreciate your co-operation and look forward to seeing you in the studio.


General cancellations - 

If, within 14 days or less of the course date, you cancel your place on the course because you cannot attend, the full course fee is non-refundable unless we manage to fill your place. If you wish to cancel your place on the course, you will need to inform us via email or letter, we do not accept cancellation by telephone. If once the course is full, we are able to fill your place, refunds are subject to a £10 admin fee. If, once the course is full and we are able to fill your place, if you wish to transfer to another course, there is a £10 admin fee.

We have small class numbers so we ask that participants honour the commitment they have made to attend, illness aside.