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Experimental Monotypes: Painterly Graphics

Monotype printing is an instantly gratifying and playful technique that is well suited to first time printers and artists who typically work with paint, mixed media, sculpture or collage. This three-week class explores a monotype printmaking process that uses watercolors, oil-based ink and stencils on plexiglass plates to produce a wide range of aesthetics. Through learning about the properties of water and oil-based materials, paper, pressure and how all these things interact together, students can make a wide array of unique prints.

Each week, the class will dive into new and innovative monotype techniques that focus on positive and negative space. This combination of materials and approaches will allow students to pair soft textures and marks with saturated and hard edge imagery. This class is perfect for those who enjoy working with graphic marks, a painterly visual language, or a combination of both. Students should come with ideas for a series of prints while being ready to explore and experiment.

Students will receive a Conrad Press authorization during this class.

Please note: Each student will have a dedicated work station and enrollment is limited to 3 students to ensure social distancing. Students will be expected to disinfect shared resources after use and follow all our Covid-related safety precautions. The class fees cover tuition as well as consumable studio supplies.

Private Lessons: Gap Lessons

“Gap Lessons” are designed to support people transitioning from taking classes to using our Open Studio program, and to offer efficient and focused one-on-one support for people embarking on new projects or who need help working through a particular printing issue.

Taught by our in-house staff of skilled printers/artists, these one-hour lessons can help fill in any gaps that have held you back from getting the most out of your time at the studio.

Lessons are often scheduled preceding an Open Studio session to allow students to work with staff for an hour before their full studio session.

Email to schedule a lesson. Lessons are typically scheduled at least one-two weeks in advance. Instead of enrolling through our website, an online invoice will be sent once a lesson is confirmed. Please include in the email:

  • The specific topic or skill you would like help with
  • Any particular staff you would like to be paired with
  • Availability: days, evenings, weekends, etc.

Please note that gap lessons are not designed to provide authorization, but instead boost your confidence within the studio. Based on the skill or topic you would like to focus on, we may recommend a longer lesson.

Gap lessons are $45 for a 1-hour session. Members of Spudnik receive a discounted rate of $40/hour.