Introduction To Monoprinting

Workshops & Classes |
8th June 2024

Introduction to Monoprinting | Sat 8 Jun | 12-4pm | £45 | 16yrs+ | Tutor Caroline Stow | Print Room

Monotypes are ‘unique’ prints which combine the possibilities of traditional print processes, mark making, collage and painting to create a single image. In this way, they are very different from ‘editioned prints’ where multiple copies of an image can be made and much more like painting.

What will the session cover and how will it be taught?
In this introductory session, we will look at a range of work by contemporary artists and have a go at making our own ‘painterly’ print using stencils and masks

The emphasis is very much on practical individual experience with tutor-led demonstrations, discussion and example work which will support and guide you throughout.

Who is it suitable for?
No previous printmaking experience is needed, just a will to experiment!

What do I need to bring?
Please note that this can be quite a messy process! We will be using oil-based inks and turpentine on A4 acrylic sheet, cleaning up with vegetable oil / Lincoln wash.

Please bring an apron and gloves. A selection of stiff brushes and inexpensive oil pastels would also be very useful. Your sketchbook or images to work from might be a good starting point but please come prepared to experiment!

Are there any additional costs?

About the tutor

Caroline Stow is a painter and printmaker based in Cumbria, whose work is rooted in an interest in ecology and our absolute reliance on the natural world. She makes extensive use of observational drawing as a basis for ideas, although many final images are quite abstract. She uses printmaking (etching, etched lino, monoprint and collagraph) to make and remake images, forming and dissolving connections across a picture plane. She is interested in making as an explorative process, which melds together materiality and slow thinking. Testing form, line, and colour intuitively, she will often spend several weeks developing and refining a series of images and constructing printing plates, before experimenting further with the mechanics of the printing process.

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8th June 2024

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