The Painterly Print: Monotype


The Painterly Print: Monotype


all materials included

In this workshop you will be introduced to monotype printing with watercolour and acrylic paints and will begin and produce finished works. Suitable for all experience levels. 

Monotype printing is a painterly and direct process of applying ink or paint to a plate (in this case plexi glass) and transferring that image to paper using an etching press or pin press - creating one of a kind prints. 

The simplicity of the process, the forgiving nature of the materials, and immediate results make this technique very popular among painters and those who find printmaking to be too process-intensive and finicky. While monotype is simple and direct, the visual look of the prints and broad possibilities for experimental applications are limitless. 

Provided materials include: paper, acrylic printing ink, watercolour paint, gum arabic, use of 8"x10" plexiglass plates and etching press. 

High quality Arches printmaking paper will be available for a small fee of $2 per 9"x11" sheet (store cost). Each participant will have time to print at least 2 plates. Participants are encouraged to bring watercolour paints and brushes (but may use our student materials), as well as printed/drawn images (8"x10") to use as source material (for tracing) if they wish.

About the Instructor: 
Gabriel Deerman (1979, Bolinas, California, USA) has a practice that is largely grounded in painting, drawing and printmaking but recent forays into sculpture, kinetic devices and installation are leading steadily away from disciplinary categorization. Deerman completed an MFA at Transart Institute (New York / Berlin), a BFA from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a practicing and certified art instructor and has exhibited internationally. Gabriel was the owner/director of independent arts venues in Vancouver and Montreal and is co-founder of Salmon River Studios— an educational art studio, artist residency and cultural events space located on his farm in Tamworth, Ontario.

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