Innovative Monoprinting Methods: blocks, stencils & the laser cutter – R1010-18

Date: Aug 06 - 10, 2018

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Lari Gibbons

Tuition: $985
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45


Broaden your printmaking skills to include fun and innovative methods with Anderson Ranch’s state-of- the-art equipment. Using the Fabrication Lab and the Patton Print Shop, we produce unique, one-of-a-kind impressions called monoprints. This exciting workshop examines how laser-cut stencils, blocks and overlays can expand the possibilities of a painterly, playful and multilayered approach to making hand-pulled prints. We move fluidly between digital and analog processes, exploring and learning how each can inform our printmaking process and contribute to a flexible, evolving practice of art making.


Students use the Anderson Ranch Fabrication Lab to engrave woodblocks and cut paper stencils that can be combined with hand-drawn matrices and marks in the Print Shop. Students who have a laptop with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator should bring it, along with a flash drive. Those without may use available equipment. Although the instructor demonstrates how to prepare images for digital applications, basic Photoshop skills are necessary.


This workshop features hands-on demonstrations in the Fabrication Lab and Print Shop followed by ample studio time. As the workshop proceeds, we shift from quick exercises to individual projects, combining informal discussion and group feedback with personalized instruction and ongoing technical assistance.


Lari Gibbons is an artist who explores new and traditional approaches to printmaking through collaborative, interdisciplinary projects. She is professor at the University of North Texas and also directs P.R.I.N.T, a nonprofit fine art press. Lari received an M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

*Basic Adobe Photoshop skills necessary

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