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Monotype Through Drawing

Explore trace monotype, which allows an artist to work with the specific vocabulary of drawing while making one-of-a-kind prints. Done most effectively on dry Asian paper, trace monotype can stand on its own or be used as the beginnings of collages, mixed media works, and printstallation. Trace monotype is portable and invites possibilities for plein air printmaking. Students will also learn to stencil print, counterproof, and ghost print to augment their images and add flat passages of color. Accessible and unique, this technique is for artists of varied experience, from beginning drawing students to seasoned printmakers.

10% Early Bird Discount Through August 20!

  • Tuition: $280
  • Location: Kala Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Sarah Smelser
  • 2 Classes
  • Saturday, Sunday, November 5, 2022 — November 6, 2022
  • 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM
  • $20 - Paid towards the instructor on the first day


About the Instructor:

Sarah Smelser has been an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center; Franz Masereel Center, Artica Bilbao, Kala Art Institute, Jentel Artist Residency, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Anchor Graphics, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, and Tamarind Institute. She has shown her monotypes in solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions, and at numerous art fairs including Art Frankfurt, Estampa Madrid, Affordable Art Fair New York, Art Miami, Art Chicago, EDITION Chicago, Boston Print Fair, Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair, and Editions/Artists’ Book Fair.  Smelser received her BA from University of California at Santa Cruz, and her MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. She has taught monotype workshops at Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Frogman’s Print Workshop, Remarque Print Workshop, and Kala Art Institute. She is currently the Harold Boyd Endowed Professor and Associate Director of the Wonsook Kim School of Art at Illinois State University in Normal, IL.