Monotype: The Painterly Print
4 Week Workshop, Thursday Evenings, August 5- August 26, 5-7:30 PM EST
Limited to 10 participants
Monotype, meaning "one of a kind," is a unique form of printmaking. Unlike etching or woodcuts, the monotype print has no fixed matrix, but rather is freely created by painting on a metal, glass, or plexiglass plate, which is then transferred to paper by rubbing by hand or using a press. Because of the ephemeral nature of the paint on glass, only one print will be created, which is another similarity with painting.
This one time printmaking method is thought to have been separately discovered by Italian artist Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione and dutch painter Antoon Sallaert in the 1640's, but artists over the centuries-- ranging from Degas, Frank Duveneck, Maurice Prendergast, Robert Henri, and Gauguin, to Georgia O'Keefe, Picasso, and Diebenkorn-- have experimented and played with this method to create painterly prints.
- In this four week workshop, we will explore the possibilities of this beautiful, painterly print form from the comfort of your own home-- WITHOUT the need of a print shop! All you'll need to print is a flat plate (glass, plexiglass, or metal), paper, a wooden spoon, and a brayer! Working in monotone and in full color, a variety of mediums and methods will be introduced and explored, including:Making monotypes with printing ink and oil paints
- Making monotypes with water colors and water-soluble crayons
- The Gauguin method (the "trace" monotype, example in slides 2 and 4)
- The Pastel Counterproof (a Mary Cassatt example in 9th slide)
- Additive versus subtractive techniques
Sign up today to learn how to make monotypes from life, imagination, and reference materials! This class is limited to 10 participants, so signing up early is recommended.
Image credits: 1-2, Rachel Magdalen Drennen; 3, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione; 4, Paul Gauguin; 5, Frank Duveneck; 6, Maurice Prendergast; 7, Edgar Degas; 8, Maurice Prendergast; 9, Mary Cassatt; 10, Rachel Magdalen Drennen
Use code "septemberdrawing" to receive a $70 discount when you sign up for this class AND the monotype course