Printmaking Techniques: Monotype and Reliefs

Klara Glosova is a Czech-born visual artist currently based in Seattle. She is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in drawing and painting. Her work intertwines her personal history of growing up in Eastern Europe with her experience as an artist and mother and (above all) a curiosity and playfulness that extends to both concept and materials. Klara is also a founder of NEPO House and is always interested to see what happens when you place the inside out, invite the outside in and generally do things backwards. She was awarded Seattle Magazine’s 2013 Spotlight Award, Seattle Art Museum’s 2014 Kayla Skinner Special Recognition Award, the New Foundation Fellowship, and was nominated for 2015 Stranger Genius Award.
9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
For monotypes I recommend 1/16” polycarbonate plate or similar
Here it is available online:

You can also get similar piece of plexi in a hardware store
Any of these sizes will work well: 6×8, 8×10, 9×12 (or their own custom size that is similar)

For relief prints I recommend soft cut printing blocks
4×6, 6×12, 9×12 or again their own custom size (these can be cut down pretty easily)

Lino cutter set ($7 each)

5 sheets of printmaking paper 22”x30″each
We will be working on 11×15 sheet of paper (quarter size)
Paper recommended – any 100% cotton paper like Rives BFK or Magnani Pescia

Newsprint 11×15 or bigger

Dura-lar Matte or Acetate film

This class is an introduction to basic printmaking techniques such as monotype and relief print. Monotype is an additive method of printmaking where artists draw, paint, use stencils, and otherwise manipulate the smooth surface of a printing plate in order to produce a unique print. Relief printing, such as linocut, uses a reductive method to produce a final image by carving the surface and removing negative areas. Both monotype and relief print methods require breaking down the image into separate areas and sequences of steps. Starting with an idea, a drawing or a photograph, you will learn to analyze and deconstruct images in order to put them back together as prints.