Monotype and the Model
with Angela Saxon and Royce Deans
February 22, 2020
10 am to 3 pm
Crooked Tree Art Center, Traverse City
In this workshop we will explore the excitement of printmaking…specifically making monotypes, and the immediacy of working directly from the figure, within a time constraint. There can be great energy working directly from our source. Combine that with the freshness of a monotype and it creates a very energetic creative experience and result.
The session will begin with an exploration of the monotype process — from learning to use tools for mark making to considering value and composition. Working directly from our model, we will start with simple compositional sketches that will be the road map for making our prints.
The monotype process itself is fairly simple and direct. We apply ink to a printing plate. The inked image is transferred to paper by hand. That moment of reveal, when we pull our print (a mirror image of your original drawing) is pure magic. Every time.
Some experience drawing the figure would be helpful but not required, and no printmaking experience is necessary. This isn’t a messy process, but still, take care with what you wear.
All materials are provided. We will be working with non-toxic, water-soluble printing ink.
The class size is limited to 10 students, so don’t wait too late to register if you’re interested.
$140/person, $120 for CTAC members. All materials included.