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
Medium: Gel Plate with Acrylics or Water-based relief printmaking ink
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. www.locusartstudio.org/
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