Printmaking Techniques: Monotype

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.
Saturday, Sunday
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
    • 22” x 30” – 5 sheets of 100% cotton paper, 300 gsm, such as Rives BFK or Magnani Pescia (recommended)
    • 12 x 18 (or larger) pad of newsprint
    • Duralar mono print plates: one 6×9” and one 9×12” (see photos below). Usually available at Dan Smith
    • Duralar matte film – individual sheets or pad
    • Exacto knife
    • Scissors
    • Ink or palette knives
    • Brushes (suitable for oil based inks)
    • Apron or protective clothing
This class is an introduction to monotype. Monotype is a basic printmaking technique with which artists draw, paint, use stencils, and otherwise manipulate the smooth surface of a printing plate (typically acrylic or copper) to create an image which is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together. Monotype produces a unique print, it is a versatile medium closest to painting. Monotype doesn’t require special chemicals and extensive technical knowledge, it is therefore one of the most accessible printmaking techniques. Recommended for those who want to start explore printmaking or painters looking to learn more about breakdown and structure of images (such as color and composition).