Experimental Collagraphs on Fabric

Amarjeet Nandhra

27 Oct - 10 Nov

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Full Price £250; Retiree £235; Concession £200

Class details

Join us for a short course, “Experimental Collagraphs on Fabric”. During the workshops you’ll explore how versatile collagraph printing is and be able to create uniquely rich and individual prints.


10.30am – 3pm

27 October, 3 & 10 November

Course Fee: Full Price £250; Retiree Price £235; Concession Price £200

The fee includes light refreshments.

Limited to 8 artists

The basis of a collagraph is collage where you add and remove elements to a rigid surface. You can use this technique to create a range of beautiful textures, tones and marks.

During the course you will create a set of collagraph plates using a range of materials and a variety of plate-making techniques. You’ll experiment with

  • texture
  • tone
  • pattern
  • mark making

and take inspiration from your drawings or images.

You’ll use the plates you’ve made to produce a series of experimental prints on fabric using a printing press. We will explore basic and advanced inking techniques using both intaglio and relief methods (viscosity) to create variety in your prints.

No matter your level of experience, everyone is welcome to join us and create experimental collagraphs on fabric with Amarjeet.

We provide light refreshments throughout the day, but please bring your lunch. Or you could visit our neighbouring cafes in Dickens Yard – there are lots to choose from.


Participants to bring

  • A variety of white fabric – light to medium weight ( you will be working roughly A4 size so several types of fabric that size)
  • Any tools that can be used to score lines, make holes – awl, large needle, tracing wheel
  • Textured wall paper

We shall supply

  • Lots of newspaper to clean and ink plate
  • Collage material – brown tape, sellotape, masking tape , gesso , acrylic pastes, tissue paper , sticky labels
  • Wood glue
  • Craft knife and cutting mat
  • Printing roller
  • Disposable gloves and apron
  • Wet wipes
  • Palette knife
  • Scissors, pen, pencil
  • Old brush to use with gesso / acrylic pastes

Amarjeet will supply (Please note there will be a £5 charge for materials)

  • Shellac /button polish
  • Mount board for plates
  • Oil based inks and reducing agent
  • Cleaning materials – oil and cloths, tissue paper
  • Cut credit card / board ( to apply ink)


Course Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 27 Oct - 10 Nov
Thursday 10:30 am
Fees: Full Price £250; Retiree £235; Concession £200

About the tutor

Amarjeet Nandhra

Amarjeet Nandhra is a practising artist, with training in Graphic Communication,
Print and Textile Art. She has also worked as an Art Director on various independent
short films. As a freelance tutor and lecturer, she has taught a range of courses;
printmaking, mixed media and textiles, at Diploma level, City & Guilds and in Adult
Education. Her teaching career expands over 25 years. Amarjeet is also a member
of Studio 21 textile art and (TSG)Textile Study Group, two of the most exciting textile
art groups.

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