Monotypes are often described as “painterly prints,” but using Mylar to make hand-cut stencils yields a more graphic, clean-edged effect. This workshop is open to painters and printmakers alike who are intrigued by the process of creating one-of-a-kind prints. Stencil methods are introduced in addition to mark making processes, background blends, gum Arabic transfers and other fascinating techniques. Students have opportunities to translate drawings, paintings and photographs into the print form using Plexiglas plates as printing surfaces.
Seattle native Elizabeth Ferrill received her MFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Armory Gallery at Virginia Tech, the Gideon Gartner Gallery at Anderson Ranch, COOP Gallery, Tenn., and 5x6x9 Gallery in Berlin, Germany. In 2011 she was an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Neb. From 2009 to 2012, she was the studio coordinator of painting and printmaking at Anderson Ranch.