Collograph Printing: Landscapes of Harewood

Contact Details:

Harewood House, Leeds, LS17 9LG


Leeds Inspired

Collograph Printing: Landscapes of Harewood

13th April 2024

Explore texture, colour and composition though the process of collagraph printing with local artist Ellie Way, and make your own prints to take home.

Collagraph is an experimental method of printmaking where textured materials are collaged onto a plate which hold or resist ink so when printed, bold imagery is generated with a range of tones and textures.

The session will begin with a walk around the grounds of Harewood House to collect imagery to use during the session.

You will then use a variety of tapes and collage materials to design their collagraph plates followed by inking their plates in a variety of colours and printing them using an etching press. Ellie will guide you through the whole process and demonstrate different ways to achieve textural effects and tonal colour placement.

You will leave with a small collection of A4 unique, multi-textured prints that beautifully depict the landscapes of Harewood House.

A seasonal lunch is included in your workshop ticket as well as access to Harewood’s House, Grounds and Gardens and the Colours Uncovered exhibition.

Part of the Colours Uncovered exhibition at Harewood House.

About Ellie Way Ellie Way is a Wakefield-based designer and printmaker whose practice is driven by placemaking. Taking cues from early 20th century design, Ellie pairs hand-printed textures with nostalgic colour palettes and typefaces to illustrate the diverse scenic, architectural and cultural landscapes of West Yorkshire.