Open Tuesday 9am-5pm

MASTERING THE MONOTYPE

Instructor: Ron Pokrasso
Tuesday, September 24 through Saturday, September 28
5-day workshop, 10am-4pm
Class size 6-8, All Levels
$850 members, $900 non-members

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**For each participant, Ron is gifting one of his own prints for each person as a thank you for attending the workshop**

 

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. Using Akua non-toxic products, participants will utilize an array of techniques for Monotype Printmaking. Participants will learn how to think in layers to print on dry paper with several plates and surfaces, putting emphasis on perfecting multiple plate registration and long term planning of prints. Pokrasso’s unique approach interspersed with art-making philosophies makes this an intensive, enriching, eco-friendly, week- long art immersion. As a primer for Monothon, this workshop is great for beginners as well as a perfect tune-up for experienced monotype artists.

RON POKRASSO has been an exhibiting artist, printmaker and educator for more than 40 years. He received his MFA degree from Pratt Institute in1975 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 is represented by numerous galleries nationwide as well as being featured in several books. He is an originator of the “Monothon” and has been an ardent supporter of arts programs for youth. His teaching experience includes universities, museums, public schools and private workshops as well as 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. 

Visit Ron at www.ronpokrasso.com

Image: Ron Pokrasso, Unfinished Business, Monotype with collage

View the supply list
  • Printmaking paper (for purchase at CCP)
  • Lightweight Chine Colle Papers (for purchase at CCP)
  • Newsprint 18x 24 or larger Pad 
  • Plastic knives or palate knives 
  • 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
  • A small supply of latex, nitrile or vinyl gloves
  • An empty plastic water bottle with cap- we’ll use this to distribute the dishwashing cleaning solvent.
  • Brayers – odd sizes or personal favorites specific to your needs- studio has a 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 kit 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.
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