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

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, this class was canceled.

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 a variety of 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: (1) Saturday, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Dates: Mar. 28 in 2020
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Michele Vaughan
Format: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on practice.
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 Mono-types & Monoprints, How to Mono-print with a gel plate & rust dying.
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list prior to the first day of class.


  • 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 a variety of tools, including brayers, brushes, and everyday objects 
  • Use found objects to create marks & texture 
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