Beginning with Monotypes

17 09 2011

I start my school year with Printmaking and monotypes.  I began this year revisiting the artist Cy Twombly and direct application of  in monoprint ink on to damp paper over the plate.  I instructed students to take a pencil and draw lines and make marks similar to the Cy Twombly example paintings.  Then we placed a dampened paper over the plate and lifted the remaining ink to create a ghost monoprint.  This gives students an immediate experience with the press and the process.  We discuss the difference in appearance of each print so students can identify the difference.

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