Intaglio Printmaking Workshop
Monotype Printmaking Workshop
Experimental Printmaking Workshop
NANOART Solarplate and Monotype Printmaking - A Microscopic Perspective

 

NANOART Solarplate and Monotype Printmaking - A Microscopic Perspective

Description - Science has rapidly progressed into sub-atomic space.  It is now possible for magnifying tools to discover images made of sub-atomic particles.  NANOART is microscopic imagery.  Nano-Solarplate Etchingsand/or Nano-Monoprints are works of art depicting natural structures of matter discovered at molecular and atomic scales. These structures are visualized through digital photography and computers, with magnifying tools, telescopes,      scanning electron microscopes, and atomic scales.  The microscopic images are captured, analyzed, creatively       refined, and further processed, utilizing different artistic media and printmaking techniques to convert mic images into original works of art.  The format of this creative course will have high appeal for artists,  craftsmen, educators, humanities, scientists, and technology fields.

 

Drawing Nature Workshop
Art Gallery
Roger E. Hyndman

Monotype Printmaking Workshop

A monotype is an image that is painted on a plate, glass, or a sheet of plexi glass.  The printmaker may vary their approach depending upon the image. The painted plate is placed on the press, a damp sheet of paper is applied over it and then it is run through the press by hand. Blankets protect the back of the paper from the roller and help to create a finely toned image. Images that have a raised surface will emboss the paper and create an interesting light and shadow effect.

The magical image occurs when the paper is lifted off of the plate. The entire image is transposed onto the paper. Some times the artist will repeat the inking and printing process two or more times to build up the shapes, images, etc. and colors overlapping each other creating a different composition.  A variety of techniques, composition, and color creates a very rich and exciting look to the colors, surface of the paper, and artwortk. 

Originally, artists covered glass plates with black printing ink used their fingers or brushes to delicately remove the ink. The artist had to be sure to leave behind enough ink to create the range of tones and shades in the finished work that are the hallmark of a beautiful monotype.  Each monotype print is a unique and discrete work of art. Often the artist goes into the artwork by hand with paint, or a variety of other mediums. Monotypes can be a combination of the monotype, etching, drawing, or painting.