INTRODUCTION TO MONOTYPE PRINTMAKING
All levels Welcome!
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 20th from 10am - 3pm
A monotype is a unique print made by painting, drawing or inking on one surface and transferring the image to paper or another substrate using a printing press or by hand.
If you would like an introduction to monotype printmaking in a stress free environment, join us for our five-hour workshop. Basic monotype printmaking techniques will be taught as you create an array of beautiful prints with layered colors and textures, primarily using the pressure of our press for the transfer. Experimentation is key during the process and makes this art form fun and often unpredictable. Colors can be blocked or layered with different kinds of inks. Marks and textures are added with brushes, palette knives, gauze, string, textured paper or netting. The ideas and results are as endless as your imagination. Teachers, Mary Wojciechowski and Andrea Warner, are active members of both the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and the Monotype Guild of New England and have many years of experience in a variety of monotype printmaking techniques.
*If students can bring some additional printing materials, such as leaves, small twigs, or kitchen recyclables such as mesh onion bags, this will help.