Print workshops led by Annabel during the St Ives September festival 2018

Porthmeor Print Workshop


I am currently running workshops for schools at Key stage 3 & 4.

I am able to run short sessions for schools on collograph printing. This is easily resourced, using found/recyclable materials such as wallpaper, pva, tile adhesive and natural materials. Children would prepare a plate similar to a collage using card and when dry can print it several times using water based ink.


This activity suits all age groups and abilities. Designs can be created according to a specific theme to fit in with the National Curriculum. Workshops will cover; exploring materials, markmaking, drawing, experimenting, colour theory etc..

  • Classes up to 30 children
  • Mixed abilities/differentiation exercises
  • Short sessions
  • Reasonable rates


I have 18 years teaching experience in schools and colleges and hold a portable DBS certificate.

Please email for more information;



Students at work during collograph printing workshops (adults).















The next collograph printing course will be held on 20th & 21st May as part of a painting course which is being run for a week in May by Rosalind Moysen. You can either choose to do painting and/or collograph printing (led by Annabel Wilkes) geared towards mixed abilities. To enquire please email me; It is a fun and inventive workshop similar to the March workshops below. You will create 4-6 prints on the second day using relief/intaglio methods in a mixture of colours.

“I attended three of Annabel’s excellent courses and gained a great deal of information and skills that have enabled me to progress in my own work. I would wholly recommend participating in any course that Annabel is running as they will undoubtedly be well-planned, thoroughly enjoyable, fun and excellent value”


A variety of colourful collograph prints

I will be running a beginners workshop on the 8th & 9th March 2018 if you are interested please contact me asap by email; bella_wilkes NOW FULLY BOOKED.

‘Thank you, once again, for your excellent tuition over the last couple of months – I really have enjoyed it and have learned a great deal from you.’

Please see blog for the course dates and prices.

Students learn how to create collograph plates to print in monotone, and then colour using an etching press. This involves a mixture of materials such as polyfiller, tile adhesive, PVA, masking tape, carborundum, textured wallpaper, tissue and more. Students learn to ink up and print the collograph plates in a similar way to etchings. As well as this images can be transformed by using relief printing on top of the intaglio style of printing to give a fantastic effect. The whole process is creative, fascinating and deceptively simple, using found materials to create unique prints.

Venue address and cheques made payable to;

Porthmeor Print Workshop, Back Road West TR26 1NL.

For printmaking materials I can recommend Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies.

To book a place on the course, or for further information please contact Annabel Wilkes on 07940503028 or email me on bella_wilkes

Once you have gained this experience you will be welcome to join the workshop as a member and use its open access facilities. For details on becoming a member please contact Rachel Kantaris on 07825611885.