A monoprint is a painterly one-off print whose characteristic is vibrant colors and effects unable to achieve in any other medium. Because of its simplicity, monoprinting is suitable for beginners stepping into the printmaking world, as well as for those with some experience who want to extend their knowledge into this easy yet sophisticated world of printmaking. Practical step by step demonstrations are followed by individual tuition and advanced techniques will be covered for the most experienced artist.
This workshop is characterised by direct mark making with several tools and different kinds of inks to build up an image of several color layers or one layer with color mixes.
- Characteristics of papers and inks
- Monoprints vs monotypes
- Working positively and negatively
- Direct trace drawing
- Chine collé
- Oil monotypes and watercolor monotypes
- Stencils, layering and composition
- Transfer methods (frottage)
- Patterns and embossments
- Mika and pigments.
- Language: English and Italian.
- Duration: half day.
The courses are run by Colleen Corradi Brannigan, a practising printmaker and artist.
It is an ideal base for further exploration as it is located near castles, forts, churches and abbeys which are well worth a visit.
Set at the foot of the Abruzzi mountains, in Italy, Dedalo Center for Contemporary Art is in Castiglione a Casauria, in the province of Pescara. It is ideally situated in the center of Abruzzo only about one hour from Rome and about 30 minutes from Pescara.
- Pritnmaking center and art center,
- 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, one gallery, one printmaking workshop.
Accommodation (two nights, self catering) single room: Euro 100 - double room Euro 80 per person. Extensions available. Bed and Breakfasts are also available in the area.
Course Fee: Euro 90 - check timetable. All materials are included. Bring an apron.
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