Introduction to Monotype Printmaking

Anne Jones will be leading a workshop titled Printmaking level 1: An Introduction to Monotype, from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 6, 2010. A monotype is a unique printed image created by the transfer of hand-applied ink from a plate to paper. Aimed at those with little or no experience in printmaking, this one-day workshop will introduce you to basic monotype techniques such as mixing inks, applying ink to the monotype plate, using additive and subtractive techniques, stencils and templates, opaque colour and transparent glazes. Working with non-toxic soy based inks, which come in fabulous artist quality colours and offers soap and water cleanup, you will experience the joy of printmaking, and learn how easy it is to create a colourful mono print.

Anne Jones has an extensive background teaching printmaking and painting at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in Toronto, where she was the director of visual arts and technology. For the last fifteen years of her career, Anne was active in promoting new materials and methods for printmaking with a keen interest in environmental safety for artists. Using non-toxic materials and environmentally friendly printmaking methods, Anne has been teaching workshops in her Nanaimo printmaking studio since 2004.

Printmaking level 1: An Introduction to Monotype will be held at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, VIU Branch, 900 Fifth Street. Tuition is $65 plus HST for gallery members or $75 plus HST for non-members, all supplies included. For more information, call Chris Kuderle at 250-740-6350.