Saturday 24 February | 10am to 4.30pm

£100 per person, including lunch

Discover the art of collagraph printing and receive expert guidance on making and printing from your own collagraph plates.

Morning session

You will be shown examples of collagraph plates and prints and there will be plenty of material provided to inspire your designs, but we encourage you to bring along images of your favourite landscape or seascape to inspire you.

We will experiment with composition; textures; shapes and patterns and you will be introduced to various techniques and collage materials to produce exciting textured collagraph printing plates. 

Afternoon session

Next, you will have the opportunity to ink and print your collagraph plate. You will gain an understanding of and explore using both intaglio and relief printing processes and you will take home with you a series of collagraph prints.

This will be a relaxed creative session. No previous experience of collagraph printing is required, all abilities are very welcome and our tutor will carefully guide you through each stage of the process.

We will provide tea, coffee and a locally sourced graze box lunch from the Chatsworth Estate Farm shop - a member of the education team will be in touch to discuss your dietary requirements.

Please note that this workshop takes place during the Chatsworth closed season and therefore does not include tickets to the house or gardens.

About Diane Cooper

This workshop is led by Diane Cooper, an art teacher of 18 years who now also provides workshops for all ages here at Chatsworth and at her home studio. Diane is Fine Art trained and in her own practice she specializes in oil painting and printmaking using a range of processes.

Accessibility

The Old Potting Shed is a step free, accessible venue. Please email education@chatsworth.org if you have any questions about your individual needs and we will be happy to help.

Meeting Point

Meet at 9.50am at the top garden gates (near the Stables) ready for a 10am start.

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With so much to see, do, and explore in the Peak District, it's a shame to only come for the day, so why not stay a little longer? Our country cottages, shepherd's huts, hotels, and inns are the perfect base for exploring all that Chatsworth, Derbyshire, and the Peak District have to offer. Find out more.

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