Monotype Printing: Painterly Prints with Jeffrey Hirst

Date: Friday, February 9 —Sunday, February 11, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM —5:00 PM
Location: McColl Center
Cost: $635

This is a three-day workshop. 10% early bird discount if you sign up before December 31, 2023.

Friday, February 9th, 10:00 - 5:00 PM

Saturday, February 10th, 10:00 - 5:00 PM

Sunday, February 11th, 10:00 - 5:00 PM

Using Akua inks we will focus on making monotypes that focus on the painterly processes. The prints will be made using an etching press and we will cover how to use the press and press safety. All concepts in the class are adaptable to working without a press and how to print without a press will be covered.

The three-day class will cover the following:

  • painting with ink
  • transfer ink processes using stencils to create prints
  • working with viscosity printing
  • printing multiple plate images
  • simple registration systems
  • Chine-collé

The class will include a short image presentation on the history of monotypes, what makes a monotype different from a monoprint and contemporary artists using the monotypes.

While the class covers multiple print processes, the class focus is on image making, spontaneity, and participant’s own imagery.

Some Stonehenge paper will be provided but students are encouraged to bring 10 pieces of 22 x 30" paper of their choice:

• Rives BFK

• Arches Cover

• Somerset

• Arches 88

• Optional: Kitakata 16” x 20”

Level of experience: open to students of all levels

About the Artist:

Jeffrey Hirst earned an MFA from Louisiana State University in 1990 and has worked as an artist since then. Hirst has been showcased at venues around the U.S. and Europe and is represented by Addington Gallery in Chicago and Brandt Roberts Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. Hirst has been a visiting artist at universities around the United States conducting encaustic and printmaking workshops. He owns Hirst Printmaking in Chicago which is a printshop specializing in experimental printmaking and mixing painting and prints. Hirst is the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, and his work is in numerous public and private collections.