Open tomorrow 9am-5pm


Instructor: Julio Valdez

March 26 & 27,  2022, 10AM – 4PM

Saturday – Sunday, 2-day workshop

Class size 4, All Levels

$300 Members, $350 Non-members

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Explore the painterly qualities of monotypes using Akua Kolor and Akua Intaglio water-based inks while working with Julio Valdez.  These exciting inks stay wet on the monotype plate for a very long time, allowing many hours to create an image. They can be printed on dry paper, which results in more brilliant colors and sharper images.

Learn methods for brushing, rolling, layering, overprinting, viscosity roll ups, and specific printing techniques for printing with or without a press. I will offer tips on color mixing, modifying and demonstrating the uniqueness of Akua water-based inks.


Image: Julio Valdez, Profile with Fish, Monotype


JULIO VALDEZ is a painter, printmaker, teacher, and mixed installation artist whose work has been exhibited internationally since 1984. He received a fellowship from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in 1994 and founded Julio Valdez Studio, specializing in Non-toxic Contemporary Printmaking processes. 



View the materials list
  • Printmaking Paper (available for purchase at CCP)
  • Portfolio for transporting work
  • Reference materials
  • Favorite mark-making tools
  • Brushes foam rollers
  • Stencils they would like to use, either hand-made or machine made