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 5 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.