Community Art Resources

Free Printmaking Workshops

A creative space to learn, inspire, and resource with others.

 
 

Workshop 1 - Monoprinting 101

February 10, 2018

No Experience needed. Workshop will include instruction &  printmaking supplies. Participants will leave with several unique prints.

Monoprint/Monotype - A unique print made by pressing paper against a painted or inked surface.  A Monotype implies that the original impression cannot be reused,  “pulled” or printed twice. Both Monotype and Monoprint refer to the production of singular works. In contrast, the monotype allows only one pull of the original followed by a ghost print in some circumstances. The monotype, like painting, is very direct and allows great flexibility as the range of marks that can be obtained. Marks can made using brushes, rags, hands, and found objects. There are many ways to create the image on the printing surface, and the work can be produced quickly and spontaneously or slowly and in great detail, depending on how quickly the ink dries. Impressions can be reworked, corrected, and removed as is possible in painting.

 


Workshop 2 - Drypoint on Plexiglass

Date TBA

No Experience needed. Workshop will include instruction &  printmaking supplies. Participants will leave with several unique prints.

Drypoint - A technique in which the image is incised into a metal surface, filled with ink and transferred to paper. The term “Intaglio”, meaning “to engrave” or “cut into,” refers to the process by which an image is created by gouging, biting, or incising lines into the surface of a metal plate. The print is produced by filling the recessed marked and lines in order to transfer the image to damp paper.  In the final piece, the image will print in reverse from the design on the plate and the ink will stand proud of the surface of the paper.

Drypoint uses a hard needle to create a scratch across the plate surface. This action creates a burr and flanges of metal or plastic fold back from the edge of the scratch. It is these flecks of metal that retain the body of ink. The characteristic of a drypoint is softer, more furry line in comparison to the controlled clarity of an engraved or etched line. The drypoint is very fragile and generally does not sustain more than 20 good impressions.

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Workshop 3 - Monoprinting 101

Date TBA

No Experience needed. Workshop will include instruction &  printmaking supplies. Participants will leave with several unique prints.