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Monotype Printmaking Using Packaging Materials

September 17 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

10:00AM-1:00PM PT

Instructor:  Tricia O’Brien

Location: Room 208

Join experimental printmaker Tricia O’Brien in this half day workshop as you travel through the extraordinary process of combining and composing recyclable materials to create unique abstract prints.

Working with materials used for packing and packaging, such as bubble wrap and shredded paper, you’ll learn how to create a monotype (a one of a kind printed image) using water-soluble ink on an acrylic plate. The direct contact with the plate and the press allows expression not found in any other art form. The element of surprise will keep you returning to this process where you can then either rework the image by putting it back through the press to add more elements or color, or enhance the image later using painting and drawing techniques. This imperfect art form exemplifies what it means to have fun creating art: open exploration, unexpectedness and pure joy! No prior printmaking experience is required – this workshop is open to artists of all skill levels. Beginners are most welcome!

All materials are provided through the class fee but you’re encouraged to bring items to experiment with including packing materials like bubble wrap, string, rubber bands, avocado or citrus bags, crumpled paper, etc.

Sliding Scale: $15-110

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Ages 18+

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$15 – $110 Sliding Scale Registration

Tricia O’Brien


Tricia O’Brien completed her BFA at Cal State Hayward (now, Cal State, East Bay) in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking. She studied printmaking with Jimin Lee, earning a juried Award for Excellence in the 3-dimensional work of Xerox Photo Transfer for a hand-crafted book chronicling a trip to Death Valley with her family.  In addition to creating art, she currently co-hosts a weekly women’s writing group in Sonoma, where she lives with her husband and two cats.

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