March 31 – April 2, 2017
Friday 6 – 8 pm, Sat & Sun, 10 – 5 pm
Cost: $305 (price includes a $25 materials fee)
Instructor: Gwen Diehn
Description: Monotypes have been described as “painterly prints”. Some monotypes can also include relief prints incorporated into the plate or printed on to the print afterwards.
In this class you’ll learn how to use the materials of printmaking to produce paintings that could not be produced by direct painting. We will use oil paints, oil and rubber-based printing inks, and whiting powder to paint on Plexiglas, zinc, or copper plates using brayers, rags, brushes, Q-tips, fingers, cardboard stumps, and other found and fabricated tools. We’ll also carve rubber stamp material to make relief prints to add to the prints. The magical images that will emerge will sometimes be overprinted to increase color density and to change the temperature of areas of color.
Students should bring to the class:
- brayers if they have them
- carving tools if they have them
- rubber stamp material
- oil paints if they have them
- drawings of their own to work from
- photos of their own for reference
- Stamps of their own
- There will be the option to work directly from still life setups as well. Students should also bring several sheets of printmaking paper such as Rives BFK, Stonehenge, and Canson Edition. In this process we will be wetting the paper, so do not bring papers that can’t be soaked, such as Mohawk Superfine.