Collograph and Found Object Printing - Simple Printmaking Techniques for Beginners

Learn Collage and Found Object Printing!

Join Susan Yeates, an experienced tutor from Magenta Sky, for this online course that shows you how to create collograph (collage) and found object prints.

This course is aimed at complete beginners or those who have tried other forms of printing such as linocut and woodcut and wish to expand their knowledge.

It provides a simple step-by-step guide to producing prints from found objects and basic collage. 

The course explain about the tools and materials you need, how to prepare a block, how to ink it up and finally how to print.

What is Collograph?

Collograph is a simple and very effective form of printmaking that is created by using various types of collage as the plate that you then take a print from. 

The collage is created by sticking items onto or cutting into a cardboard printing plate that is then sealed, inked and printed. It is a very flexible relief technique that is good for beginners, but can become very advanced if you develop it further and perhaps think about working with a press for picking out fine details and capturing deeper areas of the printing plate.

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Who is this Course for?

This online course is aimed at:

  • beginners to collograph and printmaking in general
  • those who have mastered other printmaking techniques and want to try something else
  • anyone who attended a short workshop and wants a more in-depth learning experience
  • art students studying a generic fine art course, or artists looking to experiment with new techniques and bring collage printing into their work
  • great if you want to make hand printed cards and gifts to give to friends and family
  • anyone looking to find out more about printing from collage and found objects!

We accept students from all across the world, and as long as you have access to the internet, you can study whenever you want and wherever you want. We have no entry requirements and do not ask that you start at a particular time of the year – start when you want to!

Table of Contents

Module 1 - What is Collograph?
Module 2 - Drawing with String
Module 3 - Glue Drawing
Module 4 - Collage Block
Module 5 - Found Object Printing
Module 6 - Example Works and Projects
Reading List and Thank you

Instant Access To Course Materials and Videos

By enrolling on the course, you gain instant access to the online learning portal where you will find all of your course materials and guidance. This includes videos, text and downloadable PDF instructions.

This online course can be enrolled on at any time of year and will get you producing collograph prints in no time at all.

The course also includes email support and a Student Facebook Support Group where you can share your work and ideas with other people, interact with your course tutor (Susan) and join our printmaking community!

Once you have studied this course (which forms Module 5 of our longer Introduction to Printmaking course) there are plenty more printmaking techniques to try!

About the Course Tutor, Susan

"My name is Susan and if you don’t know already, I am a printmaking tutor and published author of two printmaking related books: Learning Linocut (an Amazon no.1 bestseller!) and Learn to Earn from Printmaking. There is a third on the way in 2018/2019!

I set up my company 'Magenta Sky' in 2003, just after I left university as a part-time venture. It began as a way of selling my crafts and also teaching printmaking courses and workshops in various arts venues.

Since then I have expanded to teach more classes and workshops, including a unique online printmaking course ‘Introduction to Printmaking’. This online course is one of the modules from this longer online programme... This means that once you are hooked on collograph, there are plenty more techniques to try with me!

All of my current printmaking and craft books, my longer online course, my 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge 2018 and my printmaking blog can be found on my website I look forward to you joining the course and creating some prints from collage and found objects very soon."

Susan Yeates
Owner and Author, Magenta Sky

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 14 days to get a full refund.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at

Do you teach courses in further printmaking techniques?

Yes we do! We have a range of online courses in other techniques such as woodcut, monoprinting and linocut as well as a longer online programme called 'Introduction to Printmaking'. Simply check out our website for more details.

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