Monotype is simple to do but extremely rewarding to do well. This 3 hour zoom presentation is open to all levels of experience whether you own a press, have a hand printing station or simply want to learn some techniques.
ImagOn is an alternative photopolymer film. It takes some preparation to be used but it is less costly and I find it to be more artistically flexible than KM or Solarplate for many art making projects.
Photopolymer refers to the UV sensitive material covering certain plates used in printmaking. You will learn about the differences between Solarplate, KM, and ImagOn. This information packed demo is filled with many tips that will help to de-mystify the photopolymer platemaking process.
That piece you've been working on is almost there but it's missing that spark to bring it to resolution. This demo focuses on those final touches needed to complete works on paper. Using various tools and techniques you will see how minor touch ups can make all the difference in resolving an image.
This 2-hour Zoom demo focuses on the transformation of works on paper to wood panels that can then be handled as paintings, collages, and assemblages. In its simplest approach this is an opportunity for artists who work on paper to present their art without the need for matting and framing under glass.
This continuation of Parts 1 and 2, focuses on combining plates of different sizes and is filled with numerous tips that will significantly enhance your craftsmanship.
Creating an original drawing on grained glass is a fabulous way to get a wide tonal range without the use of computers, Photoshop, ink jet printers, or a transparency. The glass itself becomes the transparency and once the image has been exposed the glass can be re-grained and used again and again.
This online Zoom presentation hosted by The Center For Contemporary Printmaking is the basic introductory lesson I present in most of my hands-on workshops. It is the best place to start if you have never taken one of my workshops or just need a refresher.
Working with photopolymer plates and monotype you will see many different approaches and gain an understanding of how to integrate multiple layers of imagery.
There are many different ways to use your photopolymer plates (ImagOn, KM, Solarplate, etc). This includes a variety of methods of inking and printing single impressions, adding color and mapping for monotype underpaintings.