Collagraph Workshop: FULLY BOOKED

19 September 2019

This one-day workshop offers participants an opportunity to explore relief collagraph, a diverse and exciting printmaking medium.


This course is now fully booked. 


Thursday 19th September 2019

10.00 – 16.00

Cost: £45 (pre-booking is essential)

This price is subsidised

Number of places: 10

Tutor: Hester Cox

Venue: The Folly, (The Parlour Room), Settle BD24 9EY


About the course

This one-day workshop offers participants an opportunity to explore relief collagraph, a diverse and exciting printmaking medium. You will learn how to create a printing plate inspired by the natural history of Ingleborough using textured papers, cutting techniques and mark-making onto cardboard. Local printmaker Hester will take you through the process from plate-making to printing by hand with demonstrations, samples and one-to-one guidance. This is a non-toxic, safe method of printmaking that requires very little specialist equipment and that can be done at home without the need for a press.

This course is part of Stories in Stone, a scheme of conservation and community projects concentrated on the Ingleborough area. The scheme was developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, led by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

About the tutor

Hester has a BA(hons) in Illustration and is based in Horton-in-Ribblesdale. She is a member of various groups including Leeds Fine Artists, Printmakers Circle, Northern Print, Craven Arts and Ålgården Studios in Sweden. As a keen fellrunner, Hester’s work is most often inspired by her experience of the natural landscape & she exhibits her prints across the UK. In 2015 she was one of ten artists selected to take part in Mirror Images, an international printmaking exhibition, which took place simultaneously in North Yorkshire, Scotland, Finland and Sweden in 2015. For the 2017 Grassington Festival, she created a large-scale print installation inspired by the upland hay meadows and exhibited in a field barn. Throughout 2019/20 she is working with the Dales Countryside Museum reprinting the wood engravings of Marie Hartley and developing a new body of work inspired by the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This will be exhibited at the museum in Summer 2020.

Course organiser

Debbie Boswell, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002,

Equipment and requirements

All printmaking materials will be provided but you might like to bring:

  • Drawing materials (pencils, sketchbooks etc.)
  • Any inspirational material that you already have in the form of sketches or photographs

Lunch is provided as part of the course cost. Please let us know of any medical conditions and dietary requirements you have and ensure you bring your medication with you.


Timetable (10.00 to 16:00)

Registration/ Arrival – 09:45 – 10:00

  • Introductions and demonstration: Hester will introduce herself and her work and then explain what relief collagraph is before demonstrating a number of different techniques that you can use to create printing plates.
  • Putting into practice the techniques learned. Taking inspiration from the natural history of Ingleborough, Hester will give one-to-one guidance in how to develop your ideas into designs suitable for relief collagraph. You will then spend the morning making a collagraph plate.
  • Lunch – 13.00 – 13.45
  • Printing your plates: Hester will start with a short demonstration of how to print your collagraph plates. She will discuss what papers are the most suitable and explore various ways to apply pressure when printing by hand. Participants will then have the opportunity to make prints from their printing plates onto various papers before exploring ways that colour might be used to enhance their images.


Arts & Crafts, Course

Booking Details

To book please complete a booking form and return it with your payment. Please return to Hannah Rose, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002,