The monoprinting workshop is open for 3 days. Discounts and priority are given to those booking for 3 days. You are welcome to book for one or two days if spaces are available. If you have not tried printmaking then monoprinting is the simplest way of starting and learning the principles. 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 of monoprinting is spontaneous and the results are refreshing and inspiring. The nature of the process lends itself to experiment and exploration which in turn cam then inform your painting and drawing practice.
Visit Gallery to see a wide range of monoprinting course work
£65 per day .This includes some basic materials lunch and refreshments. One tutor and an assistant.
The Process :
Monoprinting 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 to in a variety of different ways using brushes ,rollers,spraying, templates, stencils etc. Good quality printing paper dampened. Then you lay paper on the worked perspex sheet and roll both through the press. You will be helped and guided through all these processes.
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 use almost anything to make a for monoprinting imprint . Car parts, gaskets, cardboard, embossed wallpaper, mesh, leaves, plants, flowers clothes etc. You can then use these objects 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 textures or imagery. Basically it comes down to anything that is flat and will not damage the press rollers.
Materials provided :
Perspex plates with up to 5 sheets of top quality printing paper are included in the fee. More paper can be purchased. Studio oil paints can be used at a charge of £4 a day. If you have your own brushes and oil paints please bring them along.