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Monotypes: Creative Printmaking Without a Press. Saturday Workshop


June 3
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$85.00 – $100.00


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Member: Monotypes Printmaking Workshop 06/03/23
$ 85.00
Non-member: Monotypes Printmaking Workshop 06/03/23
$ 100.00

Laura LoTurco-Gorian

Monotypes are a painterly printmaking process.  It offers the flexibility and freedom to create prints using drawing and painting methods, each print being unique. Monotypes unlike many other printing methods do not require a press. They offer the exciting freedom to work with a variety of materials and methods that give you the opportunity to create with spontaneous and often surprising results.

Explore the singular unique impressions that can be created by combining these techniques and simple materials to achieve a creative understanding of this fun and versatile printing method for seasoned artists and beginners alike.

This creative image making technique generates spontaneous and distinctive prints from bold and colorful to delicate drawings while offering an opportunity to explore color, line, texture and tone and how it translates to the printing method. This workshop will explore a variety of techniques to create prints that include variations in paper, plates, mark making practices and transfer methods. While prior painting and drawing knowledge is helpful, it is not mandatory to create effective works of art. The workshop will begin with demonstrations, discussions of materials and techniques. Participants will then set-up and work on the given projects with personalized guidance from the instructor. The session will end with questions and discussion.

 Saturday, 10am – 3pm

June 3

Ages: Youth and Adults

Members $85 / Non-Members $100

Class Supply List

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


  • Non-porous plate- this can be plexiglass, glass, plastic sheets, acetate, aluminum foil, wax paper. There are also commercial gel plates.
  • Mediums- depending on the technique you can use tempera, watercolor, printing inks, water-soluble oil paint and with the gel plate-acrylics.
  • 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.