In Pursuit of the Wayward Muse: Monotype and Monoprint
An intensive exploration of water-based Akua inks and ink modifiers, this workshop provides the context, information, and inspiration to create richly layered monotypes and monoprints in series and variations using soy-based Akua Inks No toxic fumes and extended workability of the inks make it a liberating experience.
With particular attention to mixing and modifying inks for viscosity monotype rolling, we exploit basic additive and reductive monotype techniques. Overprinting, off-set transfers, stamps, stencils, ghost images, and chine collé using a variety of matrices increase the opportunities for “controlled accidents” and “calculated spontaneity”.
Emphasis in the workshop is on identifying and enhancing the synergy between each participant’s own way of making art and the processes of printmaking. Demonstrations, one-on-one consultation, critiques, and print viewing encourage individual directions and the pursuit of projects in depth.
Prerequisites: Artists who have some experience in painting or printmaking are welcome in this workshop.
Catherine Kernan is a partner of Mixit Print Studio in Somerville, Massachusetts, and director of Maud Morgan Arts, an art center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received her BFA from Cooper Union and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin / Madison. The recipient of numerous grants, Catherine has exhibited widely and her work is in many public, private, and corporate collections.