This one day workshop will cover 3 different monoprinting techniques:
- gelatin printing to explore color, texture and pattern
- reductive mono-printing with acrylic plates
- trace monotypes
You'll learn about paper, inks, printmaking tools, and how to register your prints. Each student will leave with a small body of work. All techniques will be done without using a press and can be reproduced at home.
Open to all levels. Designed for new or returning printmakers looking to add to their skill set. We will have a break from 12:30-1:30 for lunch. Most supplies are included in the workshop fee aside from the short list below.
Supply list (please bring with you):
Two 22x30 sheets of Stonehenge white printmaking paper
Sketchbook and pencil (or scrap paper for notes/sketches)
(optional) Textured scrap materials such as paper, fabric, thread, leaves, feathers, etc. (optional) Any drawings or images to use as inspiration for image transfers
Other supplies (we'll have these in class, but you'll need them if you want to practice at home)
Brayer, 3" soft
Acrylic palette or piece of plexiglass
Baren or wooden spoon
Gelatin plate (homemade or store bought)
Early registration is encouraged to reserve your spot. A minimum of 5 students is needed to run this class-Not yet met
Instructor Rachel Church maintains an active studio practice at Running With Scissors Artist Studios in Portland where she makes prints, creates textiles, binds books, and paints.