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MAKING AN IMPRESSION: Monotypes & Block Printing


August 31
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$125.00 – $140.00
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Member: Making an Impression Workshop
$ 125.00
Non-Member: Making an Impression Workshop
$ 140.00

Laura LoTurco-Gorian

Discover the captivating world of monotypes and lino printing in our immersive workshop. These creative techniques offer a unique opportunity to produce spontaneous and distinctive prints, ranging from bold and colorful artworks to delicately detailed drawings. Throughout the workshop, we will explore the interplay of color, line, texture, and tone, discovering how these elements translate through various printing methods. 

No prior painting or drawing experience is necessary to create compelling works of art using these techniques. The workshop will begin with demonstrations and discussions on materials and techniques. Participants will then have the chance to set up and work on projects tailored to their interests, with guidance from the instructor. We’ll explore different papers, plates, mark-making practices, and transfer methods to expand your artistic horizons. 

Additionally, the workshop includes a guided gallery tour of the current museum exhibition, Printmaking and the Unconventional Pathways of African American Artists, to deepen your understanding and appreciation of the art form.

We’ll wrap up the workshop with a dedicated session for questions, sharing insights, and discussing the discoveries made during our creative journey together.  

Saturday, 10am – 3pm

August 31

Ages: Youth and Adults

Members $125 / Non-Members $140

Class Supply List

All supplies (listed below) are provided by the instructor at a $10.00 materials fee.

Materials supplied:

  • Non-porous plate- this can be plexiglass, glass, plastic sheets, acetate, aluminum foil, wax paper. There are also commercial gel plates.
  • Block plate
  • Cutting tools
  • Mediums- depending on the technique you can use tempera, watercolor, printing inks, water-soluble oil paint and with the gel plate-acrylics, block printing inks.
  • Applicators- This can be many tools, brushes, brayer. Then the medium can be manipulated by q-tips, rags, cardboard, palette knives, fingers.
  • Paper- depending on the medium will determine the paper choice. With water-soluble mediums like watercolor or tempera, (as well as Createx print ink) that may dry while working, you need a heavier paper because they need to be soaked and wet when printing. If you are working with an oil-based ink or paint that remain wet, the paper can be lighter because it does not need to be wet when printing.
  • Other materials useful: Tray for water, blotting cloth or paper, rolling pin, baby wipes, tape, apron, latex gloves, water spray bottle.