Monotype without a Press
November 19-November 20, 2021
Full-Day 6 hours 9-4
$245/2 Day Workshop
Among printmaking techniques, monotype is the most painterly method. The characteristic of monotype is that no two prints are alike and editioning is not possible.
The monotype appeal lies in its unique translucency that creates a quality of light very different from a painting on paper or a print. The beauty of this media is in its spontaneity and combination of printmaking, painting and drawing mediums which creates a surface unlike any other art.
Day 1 Basic Monotype Techniques
Day 1 students will learn to work with water-based inks and gain an understanding of how to get impressions with the use of rolling pins and wooden spoons. Areas to be covered in this class include mixing inks, adding and removing ink to a plate, registration of the plate, use of templates and textures, and what can be done with the ghost.
Day 2 Monotype Expanded
Day 2 will cover a range of techniques possible in the monotype process through the use of collage, drawing, and multiple plate projects. Students will be encouraged to use mixed media techniques, which will open the door to limitless variations among which is layering, use of mark making tools, collage and texture. The approach to mixed media will to allow each student’s individual style to take the direction of their work. We will also cover working on finished prints and resolving issues, those happy accidents, that may happen after printing.
Barbara was born in New York City, but has lived most of her life in the Southwest. She and her partner recently opened a contemporary gallery in the village of Tubac in southern Arizona. The beauty and serenity of the region has inspired many of her works. She began studying Fine Art in Community College and continued at ASU taking classes ranging from design to photography, drawing to painting. She has continued her art education through workshops with professional artists including monotype printmaking workshops with a Master Printmaker. It was in these workshops that Barbara developed a real passion for printmaking and experimenting with various printmaking techniques, including Chine colle’ .
Tubac School of Fine Art