ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
When I teach the monotype process to painters there is always the tendency to paint the printing ink on the plate too thickly as if they were painting on canvas. If printed, the ink brush marks would spread uncontrollably. This is when I suggest taking newsprint and blotting off the excess ink. Frequently the impression on the newsprint can be exceptional and the artist and I wish that a nicer paper had been used. The American artist, Maurice Prendergast, printed all his monotypes by hand on thin Japanese paper using a burnisher to press the paper into the ink.
This workshop will focus on printing by hand using various Japanese papers. Once the print is printed, a second “ghost” impression can also be hand printed. Then release medium is rolled over the plate and a third impression can be printed on an etching press using regular printmaking paper. Prendergast’s monotypes were small, and printing by hand takes a little effort, therefore you will make more prints if you keep your image small.
Suitable for all levels; no experience necessary! Ages 18+
Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$282 ($262 tuition + $20 lab fee)
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Learn more.
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from 12 to 1 PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Anthony Kirk, a master printer and artist, has for several years collaborated with Wolf Kahn in the printing of his monotypes using textured plates, water-based Akua inks and Caran d’Ache water- soluble crayons. Additionally, he has worked with Sigmund Abeles, Mary Frank, Helen Frankenthaler, Elizabeth Gourlay, Robert Kipniss, Joan Mitchell, James Rosenquist, Kiki Smith, Frank Stella, and Donald Sultan. Mr. Kirk has taught at The Hotchkiss School, Boston University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Hartford Art School, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, and many others. His work is in the collections of the British Council, Oxford University, Barclay’s Bank, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Museum of Arts and Science, Columbia, SC; and the Library of Congress.