Collagraph is a simple inexpensive form of printmaking from plates made from materials which can be cut and glued together.
After cutting out a variety of desired shapes, they are arranged on cardboard (or other surface) like you would do for a collage. The shapes are glued down, and then impressions are made - Artists can use ink onto a surface using a brayer once the glue has dried. A brush and acrylic paint can also be used.
For this lesson you will be using found objects we have on hand to make your own collagraph, your final "print" will use paper and crayons pressed onto the surface to produce the final impression.
Examples of Collagraph artists and their work:
Gather some materials:
An old cereal box or any cardboard food box out of your household recycle bin
Crayons (peel a few if you don't have some peeled ones on hand)
Watch this you tube video demonstration of a spring scene of snails by Jenn
Use your imagination to create your own scene - trace a found object of your choice and turn it into something new (you do not have to do the scene Jenn created! Design your own!)