CREATING MONOTYPES WITH GEL PLATES
A monotype is a unique print made by painting, drawing or inking on one surface and transferring the image to another surface, such as paper, using pressure. This may be done with a printing press, a rubbing tool or simply a hand.
If you would like an introduction to monotype printmaking in a stress free environment, join us for our five-hour workshop on Gel Plate Printing. You will have an opportunity to create an array of beautiful prints with layered colors and textures using Golden Open Acrylics with a variety of mark making tools, stencils and stamping materials. Experimenting is key during the process, often yielding unexpected results and each student will produce many innovative monotypes that may be used as final pieces or as pieces for card making or collage.
Before the end of class, there will be a demonstration on creating monotypes on plexiglass plates and using the printing press to transfer the image. A follow-up workshop is planned for those interested in more advanced monotype experiences.
Mary Wojciechowski has been working in monotype for five years and is a member of the Monotype Guild of New England. Her monotypes have been accepted into many juried shows including two MGNE national exhibits.
Andrea Warner has been a monotype artist for six years and is a member of the Monotype Guild of New England. Her monotypes have been accepted into many juried exhibits and she has had her work accepted into national exhibits at MGNE and the Rhode Island Watercolor Society.