Monoprinting Expolorations: A Weekend Intensive

This Special Topics Weekend Intensive Meets Saturday 10/18 and Sunday 10/19 from 10-5pm. Students should bring a packed lunch.  

Monoprinting is an incredibly immediate, playful, and multi-faceted type of printmaking. Through learning and practicing a variety of inking and printing techniques, students will establish an understanding of the properties of ink, paper, pressure, and how they interact to create a broad range of aesthetic possibilities. Students will conquer a variety of stencil-making approaches, additive and reductive ways to develop an image, and ink-mixing. This weekend workshop will be team-taught by artists Josh Dihle and Lauren Anderson. Dihle teaches painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Anderson is the Print Technician at Ox-Bow School of Art. Together, they bring both technical expertise and a deep appreciation for playfulness and exploration in art making. This weekend intensive workshop will provide students the opportunity for an equally rigorous, engaging, and fun session.

Lauren Anderson lives and works in Chicago, IL. She was born in Virginia, on the same day as Bette Midler, and Richard Pryor, and then she earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited at ADDS DONNA, Adult Contemporary, CCS Bard, Golden Age, Megamall, and Roots and Culture, and you can find her publications in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art Library, at Printed Matter, Ooga Booga, and elsewhere. During the Summer months she does extensive damage control as the Print Technician at Ox-Bow School of Art.

Josh Dihle  is a painter, printmaker, and sculptor working in Chicago. Dihle teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he earned his MFA in Painting and Drawing in 2012. He has exhibited at Autumn Space in Chicago, Champion in Austin, Texas, and most recently at Dutton in New York. Active in Chicago’s art dialogues, Dihle has curated several group exhibitions of emerging Chicago artists and, while earning his master’s degree, developed a novel system for exhibiting student work to wider audiences.