Instructor: Richard Harrington
Date: April 4th & 5th Time: 9am - 4pm
Come for both days or just one!
Monotypes are paintings done on a prepared Plexiglas plate using watercolor, oil or printing inks. A damp piece of paper is placed over the plate and put under pressure through a print press. The pressure forces the image to be transferred from the plate to the paper (in reverse). The plate sometimes retains a very light image of the design and a second (ghost) image can be pulled. The artist can then choose to add more paint to revise the design, paint directly on the monotype with pencils, pastels, etc. or clean the plate and develop a new image.
Oil based monotypes, Friday, April 4th: Materials provided will include a prepared Plexiglas plate, Crumbacher MAX or Lukas “water missable” paints, print paper. *Please Bring… bristle brushes, palette, water container, paper towels, etc.
Watercolor monotypes: Saturday, April 5th: Materials provided will include a prepared Plexiglas plate, gum arabic and print and watercolor paper. *Please bring… your watercolor supplies- paints (including white), brushes, watercolor paper, palette, water container, paper towels, etc.
*For both classes, please bring… sketches, photos or still life set-ups to work from. *Don’t forget to bring your lunch!
This class is intended for artists with some experience in painting, and is limited to 10 participants each day. Questions? You may contact Richard Harrington by phone at: (401) 247-5456, or cell (401) 480-3182.