The Art of the Book: bound monotypes – R0505-17

Date: Jul 03 - 07, 2017

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Aurora De Armendi

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


Visit the beautiful tradition of bookmaking by exploring the inclusion of painterly and graphic monotypes in this timeless medium. Students learn a variety of exciting water-based and oil-based monotype techniques to generate images and content, which are then bound in different book structures. Throughout the process, we investigate the sequential possibilities the book form offers. We look at the relationships between form, material and content in printmaking media and how these relationships can be used to create and inform meaning within book objects.

Media & Techniques:

Students learn book structures such as accordion meander folds and drum-leaf binding. We practice water-based monotypes using silkscreen techniques and oil-based monotypes using the lithographic and etching press. Dry chine colle techniques are also demonstrated to combine with printed materials. Emphasis is on experimentation.


Each day begins with demonstrations on bookmaking and printmaking in the studio. Students work independently on their projects with personal assistance from the instructor. Studio time is balanced with a slide presentation on historical and contemporary monotypes and pertinent readings on narrative in book form.


Aurora De Armendi studied at The Cooper Union and the University of Iowa. She teaches at Parsons The New School for Design and The Cooper Union Outreach Program and also works as a fine art printer at Two Palms.

Aurora De Armendi, Libro de Colores (detail)

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