Classes and Workshops

Curious about making monotypes? This June workshop is a perfect way to scratch that itch! Monotypes are a simple, direct printmaking technique where ink is applied to a printing plate and then transferred to paper using pressure, creating a mirror image of the original painting.

In this workshop led by myself and Angela Saxon, we will explore basic mark-making techniques using brayers and a variety of other tools. We will use water-soluble Akua inks. As a bonus, this will be the inaugural workshop for our newest press: a large, floor model Charles Brand etching press. We will also be working on our medium format Sturges press.

Printmaking, especially monotypes, offer us exciting new ways to consider marks, layering, and composition. The workshop will include demonstration time on the first day, and then will encourage participants to explore whatever avenues inspire. The first day will include practical knowledge, and by day two participants can choose to focus on a particular topic or technique to dive a bit deeper into the process, or can continue to explore the range of possibilities.

No drawing or printmaking experience necessary, ages 16 and up.

Tuesday and Wedesday, June 27 and 28
10 am - 3 pm
$275 • All materials will be supplied.
Space is limited to 6 artists.

Workshop cost includes Akua water-based inks and other printmaking consumables. In addition, we will supply student-grade printmaking paper for use during the learning process (it's easy to go through a lot of paper) as well as some professional paper for use on the second day.