12 Mar, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 13 Mar, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
ArtCoursesWales 2 days. full ( waiting list )
MONOPRINTING @ ArtCoursesWales  2 days.  full ( waiting list )


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 The workshop is open for 2 days. You are welcome  to do a taster for one day which can be very fruitful.  If you have not tried printmaking before then monoprinting is the  simplest way of starting. It is much more  direct and  less technical than etching or lithography. Essentially its is just another way of painting or drawing. Two or three  days can produce as many as TEN or more individual works. The working process  is spontaneous and the results are refreshing and  inspiring. The nature of the process  lends itself to experiment and exploration which then in turn informs your painting and drawing vocabulary.

The cost is £60 per day  and this includes most  materials and lunch. It is best to come for 2 days to get the most benefit.

The Process. The processes are  not complicated. We will be using a printing press. Oil paint is the main medium. The printing plate is a perspex sheet which you apply paint onto it  in a variety of  ways using brushes ,rollers,spraying, templates, stencils etc. Good quality printing paper is dampened in water then laid on the perspex sheet and  rolled through the press. Niel will be guiding  you through all these processes and operating the press. Perspex plates, some oil paints and  up to 5 sheets of top quality printing paper are included in the fee.

Subject matter. This is flexible. The work could be entirely abstract. You could also bring any work  studies or photographs that you wish to develop and   experiment with. The studio will have still-life  material on hand as well. Please phone if you would like any advice on what to bring or and what to work from.

Materials to bring. Provided it is flat  and not sharp you can put almost anything though a printing press to make an imprint .  Car parts,  gaskets, cardboard,  embossed wallpaper, mesh, leaves, plants, flowers   clothes  etc. These can all be used to make images and textures. So if you are coming on the course, or thinking about its best to leave an open mind.   Start looking for  items with a potential of making interesting imagery.  Basically it comes down to anything that is flat. Please bring your own brushes and oil paints to supplement the range  supplied  here.