Beyond Monotype 2007 Workshop

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Beyond Monotype 2007 Workshop

3425 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
October 1st, 2007 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

inland empire
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Monday, October 1 thru Friday, October 5, 2007

♦  $495.00 for 5 days of instruction ─ early registration through September 15.
   (Late registration is $550). 

♦  9 AM to 4 PM each day, held in the R. E. Olds Printmaking Center.

Ron Pokrasso covers a range of creative techniques 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.

Modifying 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?

Our 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.