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Mokulito-Wood Plate Lithography

Mokulito is a form of lithography using a wood plate and founded on the lithographic principle that oil and water do not mix. Mokulito is a gestural painting type of printmaking and the mediums you use such as lithographic crayons, tusche washes, oil-based sharpies, oil sticks, pens, encourage freeform drawing. Wood plate lithography is much like monoprinting in that each print changes slightly over time producing a unique print. The unpredictability of the texture of the wood plate makes for exciting results. You can also treat your plate like a woodcut, carving into it with traditional Japanese wood block tools or even a Dremel engraver to create lines and textures. Additionally you can use both sides of the wood plate to create a more complex multi-color print.

Early Enrollment Discount through January 1 / Member price  $220.50

Portions of paper for this class have been generously donated by Awagami Factory.

  • Tuition: $245
  • Location: Kala Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Karen Olsen-Dunn
  • 2 Classes
  • Saturday, November 23, 2019 — November 30, 2019
  • 11am — 4pm
  • $35 Materials Fee payable to the teacher on the first day of class


About the Instructor:

Karen Olsen-Dunn incorporates image transfers in her large-scale paintings. Karen has a formal education in psychology, painting/drawing, and digital media with post graduate course work in printmaking. She received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2007 and BA in Psychology from San Francisco State 1988. She has shown her work in numerous exhibitions locally and nationally. Her professional career in the software industry developing instructional media for products has influenced her process and works to her advantage in developing her layered mixed-media works. She is able to refine her paintings, prints, and installations by adding intricate patterns of organic and inorganic forms, building up layers of paint and acrylic transfers in the final image. Recently, five of her mixed-media works have been purchased by J.D. Thompson & Associates, San Diego, on behalf of the new Sutter Cathedral Hills Hospital campus in San Francisco. Karen has been teaching Image Transfer and Wood Plate Lithography in her studio at Pacific Felt Factory Arts Complex in San Francisco for two years.