Challenge convention and take chances in this monoprinting workshop that explores the rich intersection between painting and printmaking. The class begins with an investigation into watercolor monoprinting in which students print from watercolor paintings, water-soluble crayon drawings and plastic and paper stencils. We then learn to incorporate oil-based inks to create one-of-a-kind prints that are bold and luminescent. The workshop covers a wide range of techniques from stencil printing to trace monotype. By the end of the course you develop a facility for using both oil-based and water-based materials in the same print and understand the benefits of each.
Media & Techniques:
Students use oil-based inks, tube watercolor paints, Stabilo woody crayons, Caran DÍAche crayons, pencils, stencils, craft foam and paper to create unique prints. The workshop focuses on incorporating both graphic and painterly elements into each print.
We investigate various techniques through demonstrations, explore both graphic and gestural mark-making, engage avenues of nontraditional methods of printmaking, conduct individual and group discussions, have directed warm-up exercises, and enjoy plenty of open studio time.
Karen Lederer received her M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. She was an artist-in-residence at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program, Lower East Side Printshop and Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. Her work has recently been exhibited at Anya Tish Gallery, Houston; Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Portland, Maine (solo); Field Projects, New York (solo); Danese/Corey, New York; and Cuevas Tilleard, New York.