Monoprinting to Explore Expressive Mark Making on a Freeing Scale
Monoprinting can be a very liberating process to explore and free up drawing.
Having been inspired by prints by Turner, Goya and Cornelius in a Temporary Exhibition up in the galleries, teachers came down to the Education Room to have a go at printmaking themselves on a big scale.
After Sheila demonstrated monoprinting basics, teachers were encouraged to experiment and learn the technique through trial and error.
Ink was rolled out directly onto the table, which had been protected with large plasticised paper. Teachers either drew directly into the ink and then took a print from that, or laid a piece of paper over the ink and drew through the paper to reveal a print.
There were a variety of different textured pieces on the table, including feathers, lace, embossed wall paper, hessian and string, which could be used to take further prints.
Many thanks to the teachers who participated in this InSET training session for sharing their ideas and processes with AccessArt and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Photographs by Paula Briggs.
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