Instructor: Joyce Zavorskas
Dates: August 10-11, Friday & Saturday (optional third day, Sunday August 12, 9am-3pm)
Cost: $245 Members | $275 Non-members (includes the $25 materials fee). Additional third day $110 Members | $125 Non-members
*Workshop can not be purchased as Sunday only
Location: Zavorskas Studio, Orleans (exact address will be emailed separately upon registration).
Monotypes are paintings on smooth acrylic plates transferred to paper once only. Artists ranging from Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Ross Moffett, and more recently Joan Snyder and Michael Mazur have used the monotype medium to express a more spontaneous and evocative range of drawing, painting and printmaking combinations.
Students will make painterly spontaneous images on acrylic plates using small rubber brayers, brushes, Oil Bars, or stencils, and oil base etching ink. Dampened 100% rag paper placed on top of the inked plate, and passed through the press with gentle pressure, results in a unique impression that is intimately and permanently bonded with the fibers of the paper. Overprinting and contemporary experimental approaches with larger rollers produce magical surprises. The glistening layers of radiant ink create truly unique images with depth, mystery, memory and delight. Demonstrations each day will help to develop individual explorations. Beginner to advanced students are welcome. Clean-up will be with baby oil, Gamsol or or Simple Green.