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Printmaking – Collagraphs with Meshell Melvin

Meshell Melvin • Printmaking

This printmaking process is often referred to as a texture print. Arranging and gluing a collection of small flat objects onto a board create the printing block. The image, made up of a myriad of small things (seeds, beans, buttons burlap, lace, foil, tissue, pasta etc.) will need a number of days to dry before being printed. To print the blocks, acrylic paint is applied with a brush, and rice paper works best to print onto.

Grade Suitability1-12
Maximum Class Size25 students
Time Required2 sessions, 1-2 hours each
Material RequiredLots of glue, hard flat surfaces, and lots of small things, acrylic paint, brushes, pallets and rice paper
Material CostArtist will supply materials at a cost of $1-2/student
Language of InstructionEnglish
Special NotesThis program requires extensive prep time. For each hour of instruction, 1/4 hour of prep time will be added. This program is available throughout the year and may be part of an extended printmaking project.

Meshell Melvin

From her beginnings in southern Ontario to the Yukon home she chose, Meshell Melvin has a professional practice that spans 30 years, and has exhibited widely. Her work hangs in public and private collections, and has been featured in print, radio, television and film. Her images reflect an interest and curiosity in the world around her; the people, the homes they live in, and the surrounding landscape. She has a passion and commitment to art education that parallels her devotion to her practice and makes her a lively and stimulating instructor. An artist in the schools for almost 20 years, she is versatile in a number of mediums and her tickle trunk is full of projects.

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