Ron Pokrasso’s approach to monotype in combination with chine colle/collage and photopolymer platemaking will open your eyes and working process to a whole new range of possibilities.
Using Akua non-toxic products Pokrasso will demonstrate numerous methods to working with inks and tools. A section on photopolymer plate making includes the preparation of your transparencies and concepts in how to best integrate repeatable imagery into unique compositions. He will guide you through registration methods to be able to use multiple plates with perfection. Using dry paper you will enjoy the immediacy of reworking the surface and the ease in coming back days later to works in progress.
You will learn how to think in layers, where many options become available in one or more impressions. While you have a monotype plate in the works you may decide to incorporate a background plate and perhaps a chine colle element or a photopolymer plate. With so many surfaces, your options will become endless and the mixing and matching of imagery will have the potential to move you into exciting new directions.
This workshop is kind of an overview of many of the different short classes presented at Remarque but with Pokrasso’s unique approaches interspersed with art making philosophies and combined into one intensive, enriching, eco-friendly week long art immersion.
This workshop is suitable to all levels of experience.