October 1 thru Friday, October 5, 2007
$495.00 for 5 days of instruction ─
early registration through September 15.
(Late registration is $550).
to 4 PM each day, held in the R. E. Olds Printmaking Center.
covers a range of creative
in the monotype process. Artists will be encouraged to pursue personal
vision using monotype as a primary mark-making tool in combination with a
breadth of other techniques as necessary and available. The notion of the
“artist as an inventor” will be stressed. The hands-on approach is
energetic and open.
inks, multiple plate printing, exploring the limits of paper, collage and
built up surface will all be discussed. Use of drawing materials and
finishing prints as resolved and complete expressions, including solving
issues after printing are aspects of the workshop. Some monotype printing
experience is helpful. This is an advance level workshop.
What is a
monotype? Who is Ron Pokrasso?
Beyond Monotype 2007 workshop
will attract professional and amateur artists alike. Their monotype workshop
creations will be seen as nothing short of amazing. However, monotypes are
one of the simplest forms of printmaking. All that is required is pigment, a
surface to apply the medium and some form of a press. Monotypes are
considered unique because each piece “pulled” will look considerably
different from the previous impression. The new impression may be further
manipulated after it is removed from the press. Furthermore, the monotype
printing surface may be altered previous to pressing the next impression.
Although simple, monotype process is ideal for those interested in unbridled
creativity. Ron Pokrasso is a master printer and has led this type of
workshop several times at Riverside Art Museum. Currently a resident of
Santa Fe, New Mexico, he was raised in New York and earned his MFA in
Printmaking at Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, 1975. For decades, Ron has been
instrumental in motivating and mentoring aspiring printmakers throughout the
US and in Europe.