A monotype is a single print taken from a unique image or mark created on a plate using a fluid or gelled material. The result is an image that drifts in the territory between printmaking and painting. In this one day workshop students have the opportunity to explore this inviting and flexible process with R&F’s full encaustic & R&F Pigment Stick lines.
This class covers monotype-printing basics including image and mark making methods on the plate surface, recommended tools, and printing without a press. We will discuss surface preparation, because pigment sticks are an oil based paint, it is necessary to prep your paper for longevity. The class approach allows for a balance of control and spontaneity with immediate results, making it possible to create a number of prints in a short amount of time.