Printmaking: Experimental Monotype

Instructor: Felicia van Bork  
Workshop: Monday, November 8, and Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
Technical guidance: Monday, November 15, and Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
Limited to 8 participants 
Levels ① ② ③ 
Price: $475 
Igniters receive 15% off

Monotype is an intuitive and playful type of printmaking that results in unique prints. In this two-day workshop, participating artists will learn various monotype techniques to further develop prints into variable editions, using each print as a creative jumping-off point for the next one. After creating several prints, mood and symbolism will arise spontaneously, and working experimentally will bring those qualities into focus. Participating artists will leave the workshop with a set of monotype techniques that they can use to expand their printmaking practice by creating variable editions. In addition to specific monotype techniques, artists will learn printmaking lab practices such as setting the pressure on etching presses, using press blankets correctly, and using ink mediums to modify viscosity. 

Materials/Tools – One 8 x 10 inch linoleum plate, linoleum block cutters, rubber roller brayer, an etching press, printmaking paper, newsletter paper, and oil- and water-based inks. The workshop price includes all supplies. 

McColl Center lab assistant Felicia van Bork

Instructor – McColl Center lab assistant and alumna artist Felicia van Bork completed her undergraduate studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto and earned her MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. She is well known for her monotype prints and monotype collages, several of which are currently in the Mint Museum’s traveling exhibition, Under Construction: Collage at the Mint, and in the Museum’s permanent collection How to Mine the Past collage.  The artist has been involved with McColl Center’s printmaking lab since 2011, and a winter/spring 2012 artist-in-residence.

Half-tuition scholarships are available for Studio Practice Workshops. Please contact Claudia Gonzalez Griffin at for scholarship information.

Cancelation policy: Participants who cancel enrollment anytime up to 15 days before the first day of a workshop will receive a full refund minus the $23 processing fee. Those who cancel less than 8 days before the first day of a workshop will not receive a refund unless it is a result of a positive COVID diagnosis. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of the start of the workshop, you will receive a credit for a future program. Participants must register and attend the new workshop within ten months.