This course introduces the method of Mono printing, using metal plate and acetate in order to create a series of prints that explore this direct and immediate method. Suitable for beginners and those with experience in Painting and Printmaking this course allows the participant to work to their own pace with close supervision.
Mono printmaking is a direct and accessible technique which uses paint in order to create a unique work of art on Paper. It is believed to be widely used during the impressionist era as the artist experimented with the popularized method of Print.
This process simply uses a brush and other experimental tools to apply paint/ink onto the surface, creating a painting in which the a paper is laid on top and pressure is applied to produce a print.
Artists such as Edgar Degas, Bonnard, Matisse and Picasso used this technique to allow a free form of painting to attain an image which can be repeated.
This non toxic course uses no harmful chemicals such as acids or solvents. Traditional techniques will be explored as well as new and innovative approaches to the medium.
This course provides students with the techniques to create a print with minimal materials using an intaglio press.
Fine Art Printing Paper eg:
(Arches, Rives BFK approx. $9, Hahnemuhle $7.30, Approx 250gsm) 56 x 76cm
Dry point needle (Student grade wooden handle $3.35)
Copper or Zinc Plate (15x20cm $9.45 / 15 x 30 cm $14.15)
Acetate aka Plastic Dry point etching plate (19 x 25 cm $1.85 / 25 x 38 cm $3.35)
Paint Oil or Acrylic (must also purchase a retarder for Acrylic paint)
Ink - if you prefer a specific type. (Gamblin or Charbonnelle)
An image to use, may be a drawing, photocopy or other.
Hercules Tough Task Nitrile disposable gloves 75 pk
(purchased from Woolworths $9.50 each pk)
Apron (Apollo) $17.75
The Centre will provide;
Some Inks Oil Based Intaglio
It is IMPERATIVE to wear enclosed shoes, long trousers, long sleeved shirt while working within the workshop.
For Art Materials
The Art Scene
914 Victoria Road West Ryde