In this 5 day workshop, artists - from beginner to advanced - will pull professional quality monotypes in a range of techniques. After a general introduction to the studio and the monotype process, thorough and concise demonstrations will be given. Individual attention is given to each artist, guiding them in the technique that suits their vision.
Monotype is an easily accessible medium for all levels and encourages playfulness and exploration of ideas. Artists work in 5 hour sessions (usually 9am to 2pm) with a lunch break in the garden patio. There is plenty of time each day to explore the beach and Mazatlan’s many other attractions. Participants are invited to a welcome dinner the night before the workshop.
What is a monotype? Monotype (or monoprint) is a one of a kind print made by painting or drawing on an acrylic plate. It is then run thru the etching press with a damp sheet of paper, transferring the image to paper. Often called the “painterly print”, monotype is a perfect process to explore your creativity or to expand on your current creative process. The medium supports everything from fine detailed, traditional styles to looser, free abstractions. Artists often use multiple runs thru the press to develop a richness and depth in the work.
This workshop is perfect for:
- Printmakers who want to get away for an Art Vacation and create a new body of work in a stimulating environment.
- A person looking to reconnect with their creativity or looking for new, fresh ways to express themselves.
- Artists from different areas such as sculptors, painters, or photographers who want to work with a master printer and develop a new body of work outside of their usual realm.
Glen Rogers is an experienced printmaker and master printer.
She has an MFA from San Jose State Univ. and a MA from San Francisco State Univ. She has taught printmaking at universities, non-profit arts organizations, and in schools throughout the S.F. Bay Area with a California Arts Council Grant.
Mazatlan has a lot to offer for the vacationer from the beach, shopping, dining, and historical interest. It is known for its great seafood, being the shrimp capital of Mexico:
- Visit the Plaza Machado: a lively plaza with outdoor cafes and live music.
- Take a little boat to Isla de Pierdra, Stone Island, a favorite local beach where you can sit under a palapa all day, order cervezas & fresh seafood, swim and walk on miles of virgin beach.
- Practice yoga in some of the most beautiful settings ever.
- Walk or bicycle down the 7 mile stretch of seaside - the Malecon - especially popular at sunset.
- Enjoy an array of water sports in the Sea of Cortez such as swimming, kayaking, deep sea fishing, sailing, and whale watching.
- Take a historic walking tour of downtown with its Cathedral, Angela Peralta Theatre and many historical buildings.
- Attend the First Fridays Artwalk, a free self-guided tour of studios and galleries in the Old Town.
- Visit one of the outlying villages such as Copala or El Quelite to experience a traditional Mexican village and enjoy a great meal while there.
- Visit a magical and ancient site of petroglyhs, Las Labradas, which has large boulders inscribed with symbols right at the water's edge.
The studio is located in the heart of the Old Town within easy walking distance to the beach, outdoor cafes, shopping, historical sites and plazas. It is in a 2-story historic home with the studio on the 2nd floor. Students enjoy lunch breaks in the lush pool-side patio and garden below.
The studio has three spacious rooms with plenty of natural light, ventilation, and working space for each participant. Prints are pulled on a Griffin III etching press with a 37" x 52" press bed. The printshop is professionally equipped with all necessary materials and equipment. The studio is air-conditioned during warm weather.
Price Includes: all materials except printing paper. Paper can be purchased in the workshop at cost.
- Accommodations. Please contact me for recommendations on Bed & Breakfasts & Ocean front hotels.
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Glen Rogers relocated to Mazatlan, Mexico in 2002 after living in the San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years. Here, she established a professional printmaking facility in 2006 and teaches workshops to local and international artists. Rogers is an experienced printmaker/master printer with an MFA from San Jose State...
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