Collography (also spelt Collagraphy) is both an intaglio and relief printmaking technique. The term ‘Collography’ is derived from the Greek words ‘collo’ (meaning glue) and ‘graph’ (meaning the activity of drawing).


Collographs can be produced without a high amount of technical knowledge, making it the ideal starting point for beginners in printmaking. The creation of a Collograph plate is more akin to a sculpting process than anything else, whilst adding elements of mark-making and texture to help develop the plate. This method, both unpredictable and spontaneous, is a process where experimentation and curiosity awards the artist.



At Green Door we promote collography as a sustainable printmaking process for beginners and those interested in experimenting with mark-making and texture. The materials we use in collography are often recycled or found objects, making it a very simple and unrestrained process that is perfect for those looking to create small editions or unique prints (when combined with our colour techniques).

From the collage artist, who enjoys working with textures, to figurative artists, who would like to reproduce drawings with tones and marks. This technique offers the perfect introduction for those who wish to produce multiple prints.



2017/11/06-12/04 Explore Printmaking

Mon 6, 13, 20 Nov & 04 Dec 2017
5.30pm – 9pm

2 places available

weekend-collography (1)

2018/01/13-14 Collography

Sat 13 & Sun 14 January 2018
11am – 4pm

4 places available

colour techniques

2018/02/24 Colour Techniques with Intaglio Printing

Sat 24 February 2018
11am – 4pm

5 places available


2018/03/01-22 Explore Printmaking

Thurs 1, 8, 15 & 22 March 2018
5.30pm – 9pm

4 places available