In this one day intensive class, Cara will help demystify printing on a gelatin plate to achieve a true collectible fine art print. Contact me to schedule your in home private session.
What is a Monotype anyway? A monotype is essentially ONE of a kind: mono is a Latin word which means ONE and type means kind. Therefore, a monotype is one printed image which does not have any form of matrix. This is different from a monoprint that has some form of basic matrix that is repeatable. Monotypes are truely one of a kind, unique pieces of artwork.
•This workshop covers advanced techniques of paint chemistry, why and how to layer specific colors to achieve painterly and atmospheric effects.
•Learn to produce collectible works of art with minimal and inexpensive equipment. •Understanding the importance of paper selection as well as care and maintenance of a gel plate will be discussed in an easy to understand format suitable for the beginner or professional artist.
•The development of a fine art monotype takes some patience. It is, however, guaranteed to be a very satisfying and rewarding process!
•We will be working with pigments that have low/ No VOC’s to encourage an allergy reduced environment. NO solvents, rubbing alcohol or other materials that give off strong VOC’s will be used during this class) It is worth noting that many manufactured gelatin plates are comprised of mineral oil that may have a faint scent bothersome to a minority. It is recommended to unpack your gelatin plate and let it “breathe” before use.
All are welcome. No prior experience in gelatin plate printing necessary
Gonier Fine Art Monotype Workshops is dedicated to providing a welcoming, inclusive space and does not discriminate against people of different abilities, gender, age, religion, veteran status, BIPOC, LGBTQIA communities and is anti-racist. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please feel free to share them with the director, Cara Gonier at email@example.com
Mission Established is 2022, Cara founded and is the director of Gonier Fine Art Monotype Workshops a program that promotes and educates students on proper techniques of cost effective, minimal equipment fine art printmaking and fosters individual artistic expression. These workshops aim to provide a welcoming educational space for all and works with individuals of varied economic status. Card to Culture members experiencing economic hardship unable to pay for materials will have access to borrowing classroom tools and materials to participate. Contact the director for more info.