Brayer - Painted Monotype
May 14 -15, 2012, 9-4pm, Mon. - Tues.
Class held in Orleans at Zavorskas Studio
Monotypes are paintings transferred to paper one time only using a manual press. Artists ranging from Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Ross Moffett, and more recently Joan Snyder and Michael Mazur have used the monotype medium to express a more spontaneous and evocative range of drawing, painting and printmaking combinations.
In this class students will make painterly spontaneous monotypes, using small rubber brayers and oil base etching ink. Dampened 100% rag paper placed on top of the inked plate, and passed through the press with gentle pressure, results in a unique impression that is intimately and permanently bonded with the fibers of the paper. A ghost monotype can be made by placing a second piece of dampened paper onto the same plate and rolling it through the press with tighter pressure. Daily demonstrations of traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques will help to develop individual explorations.
Beginner to advanced students welcome. Lab fee includes inks and basic supplies.
Note: Clean-up will be with vegetable oil or rubbing alcohol or Simple Green.
Fee: $150 + $35 (lab fee)
To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-247-9294