Monotypes: stencils, blends & transfers – R0303

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Printmaking

Elizabeth Ferrill

DATES: June 15 – 19, 2015

SKILL LEVEL: Open to all

CONCEPT: Monotypes are often described as “painterly prints,” but using mylar to make hand-cut stencils can yield 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 as well as mark-making processes, background blends, gum Arabic transfers and other fascinating monotype techniques. Students have the opportunity to translate drawings, paintings and photographs into the print form using Plexiglas plates as a printing surface.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students participate in the inking of plates, printing, press use, paper handling and monotype processes including stencils, blends and image layering.

ACTIVITIES: We engage in demonstrations, participate in individual and group feedback, have group discussion and ample studio time.

FACULTY: Elizabeth Ferrill received her M.F.A. from RISD. She has had solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. She was an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. From 2009 to 2012 Elizabeth was the Studio Coordinator of painting and printmaking at Anderson Ranch. Elizabeth teaches printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Tuition: $875 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1075
Studio Fee: $100

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