Monoprints are a great way to start printmaking. They are fast, easy to learn and you don’t waste time and effort on making a plate that might produce disappointing results. See Tip 2 for more about them. We had a second successful workshop on monoprints at the Hahndorf Academy in 2014. You can see some of the results here.
Monoprints can be combined with Stencils to produce endless variations.
Printmaking and Drawing workshops at the Hahndorf Academy
I am running a Monoprint/Stencil workshop on Sunday June 4 2017 from 2-4.30pm at the Hahndorf Academy, the first of a series of monthly workshops that focus on simple printmaking techniques, as well as approaches to drawing in different media. Each workshop costs $60, and all materials are provided.
Using fish stencils, screenprinting inks and foam rollers, it’s possible to create an endless variety of underwater scenes.
For more information, email me via the contact form at the bottom of this page. You will need to contact the Hahndorf Academy to book your place.
Lino Cuts are also a simple medium for beginners, but they take a bit more time and planning than monoprints. We will be working with linocuts in the July workshop (July 2).
In the August workshop (August 6) we will be working with simple collagraphs.
Here are some examples of collagraphs that were made at the end of the Hahndorf Academy workshops in June 2014. There are more pictures in Tip 8.
Photopolymer etching is not as difficult as traditional etching, and you can actually use this method to produce prints that look like linocuts or wood engravings. You can get wonderful results almost instantly, if you work directly onto transparent material – or you can photocopy a drawing onto transparency film. You can read more about this method in Tip 15. We will be making simple relief photopolymer plates in the September workshop (September 3).
For more information or to book into one of these workshops, please contact me using this form: