Ann Rosenthal – Monotype Deep Dive (Online); Thursdays, February 15-29, 2024

Date: February 15-29, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM Pacific Time/2:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time/7:00-9:30 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Gel Plate with Acrylics or Water-based relief printmaking ink

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Monotype, “the painterly print,” is made by painting on a smooth surface and then pulling one unique print. We will use a gel (or gelli) plate, which allows the transfer of acrylic paint or water-based printmaking ink without using a printing press. Each session will start with a brief presentation providing examples to inspire our work. Then we will explore three essential monotype methods over three sessions: adding and subtracting paint/ink; making and using stencils and found objects; and trace monotype. For each, we will explore a different subject: still life, landscape, and abstraction. Students will be able to show their work online for group discussions. No prior experience with printmaking or gel plate is needed. Discover how monotype can bring new energy and spontaneity to your art making!

As an artist, educator, and writer for over four decades, Ann Rosenthal has explored the intersections of nature and culture through a range of environmental issues. In the last few years, Ann has returned to her creative roots in painting and printmaking, celebrating her love of color, gesture, and form in nature and art. Ann’s recent accomplishments include: “Woman of Environmental Art” award from PennFuture (2020); one of four editors for Ecoart in Action” (New Village Press, 2022); and selected to design and execute two asphalt art murals in Pittsburgh (2022-23). Ann received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999.

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • You will have access to an online class group message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.