Monoprinting (six-session workshop)

Ever wanted to make your own prints? Come learn easy ways to make prints in class and that you can make at home. Explore monoprinting, the painterly print, starting with rolling ink onto Gelli plates, using leaves and simple stencils to make your marks. You’ll also learn additive, subtractive, and trace monotype techniques, as well as strategies for printing without a press, using thin Asian papers.

We’ll also visit the Print and Picture Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia. We’ll be able to see examples of monotypes and monoprints from the 19th and 20th century.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • Students will be able to print a range of monoprint techniques

  • Students will learn the history and contemporary practice of monoprinting

  • Students will learn to handle printmaking paper, mix color, register layers; curate & sign prints

  • Students will work in the community setting with shared materials and equipment; clean work area and tools

Required supplies:

  • Yasutomo Sumi Paper, 50 sheet pad

  • Two sheets printmaking paper, 22” x 30”, 100% rag. E.g., Arches 88, BFK Rives, Somerset

  • Akua Liquid Pigment inks

  • Akua Intaglio inks