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Malleable Monotype

Monotype is an exceptionally accessible and immediate medium that can accommodate the aesthetic of any artist. It can be a vehicle to work out ideas, generate a large body of finished works, or create the ingredients of a work to be compiled and combined with collage, painting or drawing.This workshop will introduce monotype as a painterly medium, a hard-edged, exacting medium, and a draftsman’s medium. Participating artists will work with brushes, stencils, and various drawing implements. We will print on the intaglio press and by hand, learn about color and ink modification, use stencil and ghost printing, explore trace monotype, and print on both Asian and Western paper. Participating artists are welcome to bring existing plates to generate monoprints and work spontaneously on Plexiglas. Beginners and experienced printmakers are welcome and are encouraged to bring source material/sketches to use as a springboard. Class schedule allows for demonstration, discussion, trouble-shooting and work time.

Early enrollment discount through Jan 1/ Member Price: $225

  • Tuition: $250
  • Location: Kala Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Sarah Smelser
  • 2 Classes
  • Saturday, Sunday, June 29, 2019 — June 30, 2019
  • 10am — 4pm
  • $50 Materials Fee payable to the teacher on the first day of class


About the Instructor:

Sarah Smelser grew up in Berkeley and received her BA from University of California at Santa Cruz.  She received her MA and MFA from the University of Iowa.  She has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center; The Franz Masereel Center in Kasterlee, Belgium; Artica in Bilbao, Spain; Kala Art Institute in Emeryville, CA; Jentel Artist Residency in Banner, WY; and Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Skopelos, Greece, Anchor Graphics in Chicago; and the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, Ireland.  Her work is in such collections the Readers’ Digest Association, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, the Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, the Spencer Museum at University of Kansas, Hallmark Corporate Collection, and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.