Monotype Printmaking: A New Angle

04/16/2023 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM ET




  • $100.00


Monotype Printmaking: A New Angle

Instructor: Tony Kirk

Date:  SundayApril 16, 2023

Time: 10:00AM– 4:00PM

Ages: 18+

Members  $90.00

Non - Members  $100.00

Workshop Description

Several years ago, as an invited Master Printer at Woodstock School of Art’s annual Monothon printmaking fundraiser, I noticed that a very tall woman was seated at a table brushing ink on to a monotype plate. The seat was too high for the table, and she looked very uncomfortable. In her own studio this artist painted standing up at an easel. It was then that I suggested affixing her monotype plate to a wall, and since then, this is her preferred approach to monotype printmaking.

This method has many advantages. While holding a brush not only can the artist work with the wrist but also can move the brush around from the shoulder. The ability to step back from the work at a distance is an added benefit especially if you turn your back to the plate and view your composition in a handheld mirror. This of course is how the plate will print.

In this workshop the walls will be protected with butcher paper and the plates attached to the walls at a comfortable height for each artist whether they prefer to work standing or seated.

A 12 x 12 ins Plexiglas mirror will be available for each artist.


Instructor Bio

Master Printer Anthony Kirk brings almost fifty years of professional experience to Anthony Kirk Editions (AKE). Born in Scotland, Kirk attended Art School in England before moving to NYC in 1974. In 1988, Kenneth Tyler invited him to head up the etching department at Tyler Graphics Ltd. where he etched and proofed plates for Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, John Walker, Donald Sultan and Joan Mitchell. In 2000, Kirk established his own printmaking studio in North Salem, NY. Here he brings to each collaborative project, an accumulation of experience, thereby realizing in print, the vision of each artist whether established or new to the medium. 

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Required Materials

Participants should bring:

  • Preliminary sketches drawn to 18 x 24 ins, 16 x 20 ins or 11 x 14 ins  on tracing paper or acetate
  • 2 inch, 1.5 inch, 1 inch brushes plus some smaller brushes
  • Bounty paper towels
  • Q- tips
  • Water-soluble crayons such as made by Caran d’Ache or Mungyo extra soft water soluble oil pastel.
  • A portfolio to take prints home with.


Instructor will bring:

  • Printmaking papers such as Magnani Pescia, Somerset, Rives BFK to sell at cost.
  • Approx. $6.00 to $7.00 per sheet.
  • Plexiglas sizes 18 x 24 ins, 16 x 20 ins and 11 x 14 ins. plus a selection of smaller plates.
  • Cotton rags.




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