About the series: In this series, you will learn how to make monotype and relief prints without using a printing press. First, students will experiment with three different types of monotypes. Then, students will go on to handprint relief prints and will have the chance to explore both linocut and woodcut prints. At the end of the course, students will learn methods of bookbinding and compile their prints from throughout the course into artists’ books or use their prints to make covers and endpapers for sketchbooks.
About the course: During this class, you will learn a traditional Japanese form of monotype printmaking. By floating ink in water, you can create interesting, spontaneous patterns. First, you will learn the traditional patterns used in Suminagashi printmaking. Then, you will be able to experiment with more modern patterns. Throughout the process, you will get an introduction to color theory as you experiment with which colors work well together. The people who choose to be in the artist book workshop can also think about making covers for your books.