New Approaches to Monoprinting: blocks, stencils & the laser cutter – R1010-17

Date: Aug 07 - 11, 2017

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Lari Gibbons

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $125
Registration Fee: $45


Create unique, one-of-a-kind monoprints by combining traditional and cutting-edge approaches. We use the Anderson Ranch Fabrication Lab and the Patton Print Shop to examine 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 analogue processes, exploring and learning how each can inform our printmaking approach and contribute to a flexible, evolving practice of art making.

Media & Techniques:

Students use the 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 blocks of time to produce creative work. 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. She received an M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Lari Gibbons, Gradient 14 (detail)

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