Using monotype as the primary technique, you will learn how to incorporate multiple plates, collage elements and Solarplate to create your own richly layered compositions. Learn how to think in layers, where many options become available in one or more impressions. While you have a monotype plate in progress, you may decide to incorporate a background plate and perhaps a collage element or even an intaglio plate. This workshop includes a section on Solarplate, a contemporary plate making process using UV light and non-toxic materials, without traditional grounds and acids, to produce repeatable intaglio images. With Solarplate, you may draw, paint, collage, photocopy, or use computer generated images to create a positive transparency. The image from the transparency is transferred under UV light to the surface of the plate. The plate is developed in water and then printed. Various inking, printing and registration techniques will be taught and with so many surfaces, your options will become endless and the mixing and matching of imagery has the potential to move you into exciting new directions. Ron will use Akua water-based non-toxic inks and modifiers to demonstrate various techniques, which he will intersperse with art-making philosophies. This workshop is intensive, enriching and eco-friendly.
Skill Level: All levels
Lab Fee: $100, includes inks, solvents, 1- 8×10 Solarplate, 5 sheets Arches 88 paper, use of tools and equipment; you will be asked to bring additional materials.
Enrollment limited to 12 students