Monoprinting Workshop

What is a Monoprint?

A monoprint is a unique piece of artwork created by a printing method (of which there are many!)

Above are examples of students work from a monoprinting workshop. A monoprint is a unique piece of artwork created by a printing method (of which there are many!)

This exciting workshop is for beginners to those with more experience. We will be covering a range of monoprinting methods throughout the day, from one colour to full colour, using water-based & oil based inks. The exciting part is that you never quite know what you are going to end up with when you reveal your print. They are easy to create, with little imagination needed, although you could branch out if you wish! The emphasis is on fun.

With very little equipment needed, you can easily monoprint at home afterwards.

We will use a pasta machine at the workshop for some of the methods and you may even have one at home already! 

pasta maker

Q & A:

What if I have no ideas for images? Some processes don’t require ideas at all, as they are simply making marks & experimenting. Some processes you could use images brought in by yourself or others as inspiration & there will also be template options to use if you prefer. 

What if I feel that I can not draw? That’s not a problem, as some of the processes don’t need any drawing at all & some of them will have a template that you can use to work from if you wish.

What do I bring?

(Paper to print onto, printing plates & inks will be provided)

  • Black marker pen or similar (needs to be black to see through the ink)
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Mark making & impression making objects (to make marks into the ink)
  • Masking tape
  • Rags
  • Ruler
  • Flat flexible objects (eg. Leaves) to apply ink to & then print from
  • Lunch
  • Images &/or objects to use to draw (if wanting to create your own images

 Optional items:

  • Tracing paper
  • Rubber
  • Rollers (if you already have any, please bring along as the more the merrier)
  • Palette knives
  • Brushes (stiff bristle)
  • Notebook
  • Gloves

"These classes are great fun with lots of ideas to inspire us. People of all abilities come and there is plenty of help available."

Sarah’s student