All supplies will be provided, however it is suggested to bring any favorite brushes and tools for drawing, painting or mark making as well as a set (any size) of Caran d'ache aquarelle crayons and acrylic matt medium...a large folder or portfolio will also be handy to transport completed work at the conclusion of the workshop.
Preparation for the workshop is important in the physical sense....comfortable clothing, shoes, an apron, and favorite brushes are handy. Experienced printmakers may wish to bring their own brayers and a utility box of miscellaneous items, masking tape, pins, rags, sticks and blades. Participants may also wish to bring favorite papers to work on, an appropriate amount of paper will be provided for the lessons (although additional paper may be made available for purchase). All inks will be water based and will be provided.
Participants will develop skills in observation and awareness linked in with the challenges of accepting the unexpected. They will learn to handle pigments through brush and crayon, pencil and stick and a variety of mark making tools. They will produce many works on paper, spontaneous and planned, analytical and emotional. Each participant could produce anywhere from 5 to 25 individual works.
There will be continuous demonstrations on the application of inks which will be applied to their own art making experience. They will also learn the ins and outs through hands on use of a press and equipment necessary to make fine art impressions.
It is not necessary to research the process; however readings on the area of 'Monotype' would give the novice a better understanding of the activity involved.