MONOPRINT WAFERS

A NEW APPROACH TO PRINTMAKING WITH GLASS

 

LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

PREREQUISITES: None

COST: $975 CAD (includes all instruction, materials, and daily homemade lunches)

DATES: No workshops scheduled at this time

Two traditional printmaking techniques, linocut block printing and hand-coloured monoprinting, are adapted and applied to glass powder wafers to create printed images in/on glass. Subtle interplays of colour result from precise placement and layering of transparent or opal powders; additional artistic effects are produced using enamels and coloured micas. This technique, with its infinite possibilities, allows participants to create unique hand-coloured powder wafer prints.

You will work using supplied linocut blocks and blocks that you carve yourself to produce a series of reference powder wafer prints that explore a broad range of colour treatments. Using these reference prints as a guide, you will make several powder wafer prints that combine your favourite effects. These in turn will be incorporated into finished gallery-quality pieces. By the end of the workshop you will both understand how to successfully create and use powder wafer prints in your work and have the foundation for developing new creative effects based on this method. 

An additional technique—developing fine lines to separate and enhance colour fields—will also be introduced in this workshop.