Printmaking without a Press
In this class, you will learn gel plate monoprinting and relief printing techniques, and how to combine the two without using a press. Monoprinting is the process of applying paint or ink to a surface and producing one unique print. Unlike working with a hard surface, the gel plate is pliable, which produces a dense transfer of ink with light hand pressure. We will experiment with using stencils and masks, including found objects and plants. For relief printing, you will carve a soft block, which can be rolled up with ink and hand-printed. Your relief block can be printed over a monotype to produce a rich, multicolored print. A combination of online, short instructional videos, and live online demos and discussions will make for an exciting and engaging experience.
This class will be held online, via Zoom and other instructional videos.