Open today until 5pm


Instructor: Ron Pokrasso
Monday-Thursday, September 13 - 16, 2021
$525 Members, $575 Non-members

3-day hands-on workshop, plus a 5-hour Monothon session

WORKSHOP HOURS: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

MONOTHON SESSION: Choose from 8 AM or 2:30 PM


Evolving the Monotype SEPTEMBER 13-16, 2021

Ron Pokrasso’s approach to monotype in combination with chine collé/collage and drawing will open your eyes and working process to a whole new range of possibilities. Working with Akua non-toxic inks and modifiers, participants will be guided through registration techniques perfect multi-plate registration. Using dry paper, participants will enjoy the immediacy of re-printing the surface and the ease revising works in progress. Artists will learn how to think in layers with several plates and surfaces providing opportunities to move into exciting new directions. Pokrasso’s unique approach interspersed with art making philosophies makes this an intensive, enriching, eco-friendly 3-day art immersion.

As a primer for Monothon, this workshop is great for beginners as well as a perfect refresher for experienced monotype artists. All participants will also receive a fully assisted Monothon printing session with Pokrasso as your Master Printer on the final day of this workshop INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE WORKSHOPBuilding on the lessons and imagery from the previous 3 days you will create up to 10 works under Ron’s watchful eye and expert guidance. At the completion of the 5-hour MONOTHON session, one piece will be chosen for the Monothon auction/sale to benefit CCP.

This offering is organized in an effort to provide the ultimate MONOTHON experience of both working with CCP’s MONOTHON founder, Ron Pokrasso while including a MONOTHON session as the last day of this workshop.


Image: Ron Pokrasso, Celebrating an October Birthday, Monotype on paper


RON POKRASSO has been an exhibiting artist, printmaker and educator for more than 40 years. He received his MFA degree from Pratt Institute in 1975 and has had over 50 solo exhibitions and more than 150 group shows. His work is in public, private, and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad and has been represented by numerous galleries nationwide as well as being featured in several books. For 11 years Pokrasso owned and directed Graphics Workshop (gifted to The College of Santa Fe in 1993). He is an originator of the printmaking event “Monothon” and has been an ardent supporter of arts programs for youth. His teaching experience includes universities, museums, public and private schools and private workshops and has participated in Artist Residencies in the U.S., Scotland, Ireland and Italy. In 2000 Ron Pokrasso received the Mayor’s Recognition Award For Visual Arts citing his artistic and educational contribution to the city of Santa Fe. In his teaching Pokrasso’s passion for creating always comes across and is known to be instrumental in helping to push students to break barriers. Ron Pokrasso currently owns and directs the Galisteo Street Studio, a Fine Art Printmaking facility in Santa Fe, NM. You can learn more about Ron, his art and teaching venues by visiting his website,

View the materials list
  • Printmaking paper (for purchase at CCP)
  • Lightweight Chine Colle Papers (for purchase at CCP)
  • Colored Papers optional** (you can purchase Pesia Colored Printmaking paper here)
  • Roll of paper towels (Viva is best)
  • Water-based brushes
  • Collage Materials (rice papers, old prints/drawings, photos, photocopied material, digital images, found materials- this is totally open to each participant- think thin and absorbent.
  • PVA Glue sticks
  • Brayers- odd sizes or personal favorites specific to your needs- studio has range of standard brayers in various conditions
  • Drawing and other materials- a small selection of personal mark making stuff is good to have along; sharpie marker, cutting tools, pencil sharpener, eraser, etc. in a small tool lit or pencil case is sufficient. Most water soluble crayons will transfer to dry paper through the press with the help of release agent.. I’ll demonstrate