Monotypes on Paper and Fabric

with Michelle Lee Lagerroos & Kirsten Olson
Thursdays: February 4, 11, 18; 5:30–7:30pm CST

Monotypes are one part printmaking, one part play–and they can be done at home without a press! The result is a set of prints that are fun, freeing, and truly unique. In this virtual workshop, participants will learn how to use gel-plate printing tools and everyday household materials to print one-of-a-kind prints, cards, quilt squares, and tea towels.

Topics covered include setting up a printing space, different types of monotypes (trace, additive, subtractive, masking, and methods like pochoir), how to make texture tools, and the differences between printing on paper and fabric. Cleaning and storage tips for tools will ensure that you are set up to print monotypes at home again and again and again!

All skill levels welcome!
Certificate: 6 hours, Category B

$115/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$60 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
*We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

What you’ll need to participate: For this participatory virtual workshop, we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a microphone, if possible. A camera is optional. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date. You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. Teaching artists will answer questions about the materials list in advance of the workshop.

Please note: Registration closes 1/27 at midnight (CST).