Mysterious Marks: monoprinting in oil- & water-based ink – R1212-19

Date: Aug 19 - 23, 2019

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Karen Lederer

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


This exciting monoprinting workshop explores the rich intersection between painting and printmaking. It begins with an investigation into watercolor monoprinting in which students print from watercolor paintings, water-soluble crayon drawings and plastic and paper stencils. Students then 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. Both oil-based and water-based materials are used in the same print maximizing on the benefits of each.

Media & Techniques:

Students use oil-based inks, tube watercolor paints, Stabilo Woody crayons, Caran D’Ache crayons, pencils, stencils, craft foam and paper to create unique prints. The workshop focuses on incorporating both graphic and painterly elements into each print.


Students 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 studio time.


Karen Lederer received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She was an artist-in-residence at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program, Lower East Side Printshop and the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. Her work has recently been exhibited at: Anya Tish Gallery, Houston; Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Portland, ME; Field Projects, New York; Danese/Corey, New York; and Cuevas Tilleard, New York.

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