Anne Jones is giving a workshop titled Printmaking level 1: An Introduction to Monotype at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, 900 Fifth Street, on Saturday, February 19, 2011, from 10 am to 4 pm. 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. Tuition for gallery members is $65 plus HST, for non-members $75 plus HST, all supplies included.
Instructor 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. All-day Vancouver Island University parking is $4. To register call the campus gallery at 250-740-6350.