This online presentation is the basic introductory lesson I offer 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. Monotype is the most direct of all the printmaking processes – It is a painting on a plastic plate transferred to paper. It is simple to do but extremely rewarding to do well and with a greater level of control. Using Akua water based inks and modifiers participants will learn about the set up and use of materials and tools, the mixing of ink, additive and subtractive techniques, manipulating the plate, the use of stencils and templates, working the ghost, multiple plate registration and of course printing.