Hand Printing Monotype Intensive
Hand Printing Monotype Intensive
January 10, 2022-January 12, 2022
Full-Day 6 hours 9-4
In this intensive 3-day hand printing workshop you will learn a wide range of basic monotype techniques including ink mixing, additive/ subtractive applications, the use of stencils and templates and how to work the “ghost” image. You will be instructed in an accurate and efficient plate and paper registration, contact or trace monotype, and the use of chine colle’/collage, drawing, and multiple plate projects. You will be encouraged to pursue your artistic vision using monotype as a mark-making tool in combination with whatever other techniques are efficient and available. The notion of the “artist as an inventor” will be stressed as mixed media techniques open the door to limitless opportunities.
The use of a traditional printing press is not necessary to obtain rich and detailed images. You will learn how to set up a simple hand-printing station to get strong impressions with the use of a rolling pin or pin press and a wooden spoon. You will gain a true understanding of the flexibility of working with Akua non-toxic products. The approach is energetic and open while each participant’s individual style will help to dictate the direction of the workshop. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.
Ron Pokrasso has been an exhibiting artist, printmaker and educator for more than 40 years. He received his MFA degree from Pratt Institute in 1975 and has had over 50 solo exhibitions and more than 150 group shows. His work is in public, private, and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad and has been represented by numerous galleries nationwide as well as being featured in several books. For 11 years Pokrasso owned and directed Graphics Workshop (gifted to The College of Santa Fe in 1993). He is an originator of the printmaking event “Monothon” and has been an ardent supporter of arts programs for youth. His teaching experience includes universities, museums, public and private schools and private workshops and has participated in Artist Residencies in the U.S., Scotland, Ireland and Italy. In 2000 Ron Pokrasso received the Mayor’s Recognition Award For Visual Arts citing his artistic and educational contribution to the city of Santa Fe. In his teaching Pokrasso’s passion for creating always comes across and is known to be instrumental in helping to push students to break barriers. Ron Pokrasso currently owns and directs the Galisteo Street Studio, a Fine Art Printmaking facility in Santa Fe, NM. You can learn more about Ron, his art and teaching venues by visiting his website, http://www.ronpokrasso.com.
Teaching art is an art in itself, and your very comprehensive monotype workshop offered learning at a supreme height. For me, my world of art making was given a major dose of inspiration combined with tools, new techniques and space for the prospect of my own unique, self-mastered pursuit.
It was a pleasure working with you. Your workshop was enlightening. You made me want to learn printmaking. The workshop was well organized, with new approaches everyday. You helped me explore different possibilities, and discover new techniques. I enjoyed every minute of it and you left me with flavor for more. Hope to do it again in the future.
WOW, what a week!!!! Honestly, I never imagined that I would be so inspired, have so much fun and learn so much. THANK YOU! I appreciate you giving so generously and working so hard to make it happen. I am already looking forward to the next time
Tubac School of Fine Art