In this workshop you will explore the possibilities of silkscreen monoprinting, the most painterly of printmaking techniques. Silkscreen monotypes are created by painting with acrylic directly onto the unmasked open mesh of a silkscreen, covering the whole area before pulling the paint through the mesh using a squeegee blade. This can then be repeated to build up layers of colour. The textures and mark making are spontaneous and unrepeatable which lead to an exciting and unique print. After initial experiments to familiarise yourself with the media on heavy cartridge we will be able to explore ideas using collage or stencils, overprinting and layering, also looking at using watersoluble crayons and other mark making techniques for texture and line, aiming to produce a small series of final prints on artist quality printmaking paper.
8 max on class.