City Summer Youth Academy is for students ranging from incoming 6th graders through currently enrolled high school students. CSYA is underwritten by a generous grant from the Wells-Fargo Foundation.
Monoprinting : Create Unique Printed Paintings
Monday-Wednesday, 7/11-7/13/2022, 9:00am-11:30am, online
Instructor: Alexandra Bailliere
Monoprinting is a fun printing process in which inks are directly applied to or wiped away from a surface for printing. This process creates a unique printed painting. In this 3-day workshop, you will learn cool monoprinting techniques you can easily do at home without access to a press. Over the course of three morning sessions, we will cover how to make a print, collographs, chine collé, rainbow rolls and watercolor monotypes. Monoprinting allows for a very spontaneous and immediate way of executing your visual ideas!
Pen, pencil or writing tool
Brushes for water-soluble media
Q-tips, foam brushes, cardboard
Water soluble ink in black, white or transparent base, and yellow/blue/red for mixing (Speedball water soluble or Akua are good choices)
Watercolor or gouache
Washi tape or painter’s tape
Spray bottle for water
Plastic sheet or plastic trash bag
12” metal ruler with cork backing
Small plastic palette knife or plastic knife (for putting ink onto palette)
8”x10” plexiglass sheet
Parchment paper/wax paper for rolling out ink
Thin, light paper (acid-free and archival, Kozo or mulberry papers are good)
Rubber mat to keep plexiglass surface from slipping
Access to a sink for cleanup!