Printmaking, Mark Making and Rust Dying, Oh My! (Jan. 2020)

If you love making art, learn through creative play. Practice new techniques, or simply enjoy the creative process or the act of creating something. Learn several monotype and mark-making techniques and make one-of-a-kind prints.

We will use various tools and techniques and apply images and marks to several media, including various types of paper and textiles. This class will also cover rust dying on paper. Use your creations for collage elements and backgrounds for other art pieces, so save them just as they are! No experience is necessary. Just is open to trying new techniques and tools to create one-of-a-kind prints!

Meets: Saturday, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Dates: Jan. 25, 2020
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Michele Vaughan
Format: Lecture & demonstration, individual feedback, or one-on-one instruction during in-class exercises or studio practice will be provided.
Level: Absolute Beginner to Beginner. All levels are welcome!

Medium: Mixed Media, most all mediums are welcome. Demonstrations will be performed in mixed media.
Technique: Specific to Monotypes & Monoprints, How to Monoprint with a gel plate & rust dying.
Materials: The instructor will email a materials list before the first day.


  • Monotype and mark-making techniques
  • Additive and subtractive methods in Printmaking
  • Use botanicals, stencils, and other elements to create shapes on gel plates.
  • Layer paint & ink to create a multi-dimensional look
  • Mark making with various tools, including brayers, brushes, and everyday objects. 
  • Use found objects to create marks & texture.  


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