Join artist and printmaker Silvana McLean in this one day workshop exploring the unique effects of collagraph printmaking on a suggested autumn-based theme.

A collagraph is a print or impression taken from a collaged ‘plate’. The materials used are widely available, cheap and mostly recycled found objects such as feathers, dried leaves and string and so is an eco-friendly form of printmaking. 

The results are a textural tour de force and make satisfyingly deep embossed impressions when printed using the etching press and German etching paper.


This is a flexible technique suitable for a wide variety of ages and abilities and gives impressive results. The use of coloured inks adds atmosphere and will enhance the autumnal mood of the work.

The workshop costs £60 and includes refreshment and lunch. To book a place please phone: 01848 331 553, or email us

What to bring:

Please bring scissors, craft knife and any flat materials for including in your collage with any drawings you may have or inspirational photos as a starting point. All plant materials should be dry and pressed . All other materials are included.

Silvana McLean was selected to create a page for the Great Book of Gaelic using printmaking techniques, was a Scottish prize-winner at Mini–Print exhibition and co-created the portfolio of prints and poetry ‘Voices from Glentrool and Merrick’ with Mary Smith, a copy of which was purchased for National Library of Scotland’s Contemporary Scottish Collection of Artists Books.