Printmaking without a Press - Monotypes (Feb. 2024)

Feb. 3, 10, & 17, Saturday Afternoons at the TPS Art Center.

Delve into the captivating world of monotypes, an enchanting printmaking technique that needs no traditional press and may be taken with you on the go! Monotypes combine the spontaneity of drawing, painting, and printmaking and are renowned for their individuality and expressiveness. 

Discover the freedom of spontaneous mark-making. This class will have everything you need to try this unique and forgiving medium! Learn the various methods, tools, and materials to produce one-of-a-kind evocative prints. Learn to manipulate ink, textures, and surfaces. The possibilities to create stand-alone artwork that may be realistic, painterly, or abstract are limitless! 

Meets: Saturday Afternoons, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dates: Feb. 3, 10, & 17
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Christy Olsen
Format: Lecture & demonstration, studio practice with individual feedback, and one-on-one instruction.
Level: No prior experience is necessary. Just be open to trying new drawing methods or tools!

Medium: Printmaking (Akua ink or waterbased oils)
Technique: How to create a monotype using the additive and subtractive methods.
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list before the first day of class.

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