This is a unique printing variety; only a good reproduction of each sheet comes out. The artist draws on any smooth surface, using oil, watercolor or ink. Glass is usually used, but a sheet of polished copper or porcelain is also valid. You can create the image by simply painting it on the surface of the sheet or by an inversion process, it consists of covering the plate with a thin layer of pigments and removing them with your fingers or with a brush until the image is formed. The paper is then applied on the sheet and the image will be transferred, either by rubbing the back of the paper or using an etching press.
The objective of the workshop is that participants make an approach to visual arts through traditional graphics.
In the workshop, participants will be able to learn and create works of their own authorship with the help of two specialists in traditional engraving techniques and thus be able to experiment with them for the free creation of works.
Steps of the monotype workshop.
You will contribute to the creation of graphic matrices with ink roller brushes and some elements that can be industrial or taken from nature.
During the printing process the entire contents of the matrix previously worked will be transferred to a cardboard surface and thus obtain the result of an experimental work in the monotype technique that can be intervened with watercolor pencils or collage after the ink dries, to turn it into a multiple original according to the taste of its creator.
Participants will receive three hours of classes where they can interact with the different tools and machinery used for graphic creation such as presses, rollers, inks, etc. and they will also learn the processes of graphic printing in this case from the monotype technique.