Join guest tutor and print-maker Cath Brooke on this evening taster workshop which will introduce you to the print process of monoprint.
Monoprint is one of the basic families of printmaking processes – a way of producing unique, one-off prints by rolling ink onto a plastic plate surface. Ink can be added or wiped off in certain areas, and a print is then taken from the plate. Multiple plates can be printed in register to achieve exciting layered compositions. It’s a great technique for those who love painterly techniques and textures however its versatility also means that it works really well with papercut stencils meaning that those with a liking for more graphic based imagery can find something in it to enjoy too – the possibilities are endless!
Learners will experiment with using inks, paintbrushes, stencils and a printing press to produce one off ‘mono’ prints which have a colourful, playful quality.
Taster sessions are designed for people who have little or no prior knowledge or experience of printmaking but are also great for those who want to a refresher of a particular technique. Some people might find it easier to use an image as a basis to work from, rather than starting from scratch. If you do bring images to work from, please try to bring images which can be translated into block colours and shapes and note that you will be working on plates around A5 size. Alternatively, don’t bring anything with you and just experiment with making marks and seeing what happens!
Your tutor : Cath Brooke
Cath Brooke has been making prints since she was first hooked at an evening class at Leeds College of Art over 20 years ago. She has been facilitating community arts projects for many years including teaching print to beginners and those with experience.
Cath’s own practice is inspired by urban and industrial landscapes. Much of her work is based on sketches around the Redcar area, the North and South Gare and the recently closed steelworks. Many of her works combine drypoint, monoprint and collagraph methods. Her approach to producing prints starts with an idea developed from sketches, which then evolves as the process takes over and she responds to the unexpected marks and colours in each layer.
Cath has been a member at WYPW for many years and is a member of Inkers printmakers, a group originally formed at WYPW to share ideas, exhibit together and promote printmaking in the region.
No previous experience is needed for this course. Beginners are welcome, along with those who need a refresher.
What’s included in this monoprint session?
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment.
After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
- If you have to cancel:
- 16-12 weeks before the course: 50 % of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Less than 12 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Please note that full payment is required for non-attendance on a booking that has been transferred.
- If we have to cancel: