Ana Buzzalino virtual workshop February 4 & 6, 2021
Monoprinting without a Press
Monoprints combine the spontaneity of printed paints and fabric, creating a surface that is unlike any other. It is the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques.
6-hour workshop (divided into 2 – 3 hour sessions on two different days)
COST: The fee for this workshop is $40 The maximum number of students is 20. *Open to TFAM Members only.
Workshop Description: Monoprints combine the spontaneity of printed paints and fabric, creating a surface that is unlike any other. It is the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques. No two prints are alike.
Students will learn to use water-based paint on Gelli Plates or other surfaces, utilizing various techniques: masking, multiple drop printing, colour mixing, etc. Students will play around with textures and random materials to create several pieces that can serve as under-paintings for future work or stand alone as a body of work. The first part of the class will be spent making rubbing plates to use in the monoprinting process. Beware! It is fun … and very addictive. A kit to make the rubbing plates is available on Ana's website.
Additional info re: supplies - from Ana and Theresa: "As for the supplies: fabric and paints, they can use what they have on hand and if they need to purchase paints, then 2-3 colours of their choice plus black and white should be ample. They can always mix their own colours.
As for the rest: important is to have the gelli plate and the brayer. They can find stuff around the house to make marks such as a plastic fork, bubble wrap, Q-tips, saran wrap, and anything else they can think of. They shouldn’t need to purchase a lot. For stencils, if they don’t have any, the dollar store is a good as they often have some inexpensive ones. Otherwise, that’s OK, we’ll be making our own masks and stencils so it’s not too important. They’ll need thin cardboard and an X-acto knife for those, and old file folders work the best. If the cardboard is too thick, then it becomes problematic, and if it’s too thin, it’ll rip easily."
Brayers and gelli plates can be found at Artists Emporium and Michael’s. It’s really all about experimenting and having fun.
Schedule for the workshop: 5:30 - 8:30 pm Thursday Feb 4, 2021 1:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday Feb 6, 2021