Collagraph Printing

Taught by Clare Murray Adams

Collagraph printing is a relief-printing process that involves attaching low relief shapes, fibers, and textured materials to a sturdy substrate such as cardboard or mat board. This collaged surface is sealed, then inked and printed allowing one to make multiple prints from the plate. Throughout this workshop, you will make several collagraph plates and print them on paper as well as fabric. You will print with and without a press allowing you to see the benefits of this process even in informal studios. Mixed media techniques will be covered as a way to enhance the possibilities inherent in collagraphy.


Clare Murray Adams was born in Canton Ohio and received a BFA from Kent State University with an MFA from Vermont College. She is Professor Emeritus of Art and former Chair of the Visual Art Department at Malone University in Canton, Ohio, now living in rural Southington Ohio where she maintains an active studio practice.

Clare currently teaches workshops in mixed media collage, encaustic painting and collagraph printing and exhibits throughout the United States. The venues where she has shown include Quilt National in Athens OH and The Third Encaustic Invitational in Tucson AZ as well one person exhibits in Ohio, South Carolina, Michigan and California.

Supply List

  • Low relief items for the collagraph plate (paper, threads, laces, onion bags, textured items, etc.)

  • Watercolor paints and/or colored pencils, oil crayons( craypas)

  •  Paint brushes

  • 1 yard of washed muslin

  • Apron or work shirt

  • Rubber or latex gloves (not heavy dishwasking gloves),

  • Glue stick

  • One package of cheesecloth

  • Scissors

  • Exacto knife

  • Pencil and notebook

  • Printmaking papers such as BFK Reeves or Stonehenge*

  • A soft rubber brayer if you own one

  • Lunch and a beverage

Materials with an asterisk (*) next to them are sold in our store.

DATE Sat, August 8th - Sun, August 9th

TIME 10:00 am–4:00 pm

COST $215

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Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103  |  Phone 216.361.9255