Water soluble mediums are easy to use for monoprinting in a variety of ways and can result in beautiful watercolor-like effects. It is simple to design with them on an acrylic plate and then transfer to moist paper using the printing press. You can make corrections and adjustments as you work on the plate. In this workshop you will learn the possibilities of working with water soluble graphite, watercolor pencils, and Caran d’Ache, as well as learn how to operate the press. Clean-up is easy. All materials will be provided, but students may want to bring sketches, photos, or other images to work from. The plates you will use are 4×6 inches and 7×9 inches if you want to size your images to make them fit. This class is suitable for artists of all levels. No prior printmaking experience is required. Completion of this workshop qualifies participants to attend sessions of Printmaking Open Studio where they can work independently on printmaking projects.
Instructor / Artist
Gail has enjoyed creating art since childhood. Even after graduating from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in art history and beginning a teaching career, she continued to take studio classes and attend workshops in a variety of media from printmaking to encaustics. While staying for long periods in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, she participated in the art community there. After retiring and relocating from Danville to Santa Rosa, she built herself a studio and jumped into the arts community there. She has participated in Art at the Source Open Studios and is a member of the Upstairs Art Gallery in Healdsburg.
When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.
The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.
|Date||Saturday, October 21st|
|Time||10:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
|Ages||Adults, Youth 16+ (With Adult)|
|Skill Level||All Levels|
|Sliding Scale||$50 / $80 / $110|
|Financial Aid Available||Apply Here|