Printing Monotypes by Hand on Japanese Paper
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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 12 and 13, 2023
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM