1. Cut a piece of cardboard that will be your background surface.
2. Decide on a design that you will create. Some ideas include; landscape, portrait, animal, still life, or abstract composition.
3. Cut the shapes you need to construct your design.
4. Glue the shapes into place on your background.
5. Give the glue 5-10 minutes to dry.
6. Place a sheet of paper over your collograph plate.
7. Use the side of a peeled crayon and rub across the paper and the texture of you design will appear.
8. If you want add details to your design using other colors.
Inspiration - Corwin Clairmont grew up in the Salish and Kootenai cultures. He began winning awards and being recognized for his art talents as a young teenager. Later, he went to art school. Now, he is part of a group of Native American artists who use their art to speak out about political issues and cultural identity. Corwin Clairmont uses collography and other printmaking techniques in his art, as well as photography and collage.
Corwin Clairmont (Salish)
Indian Land Passage Denied, collograph and chine colle, 2005; 151⁄2 x 18”