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Watercolor Monotype

Instructor: Jane Goldman
Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30
Friday-Sunday, 3-day workshop, 10am-4pm
Class size 4-8, All Levels
$375 members, $425 non-members

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Print with watercolor from Plexiglas for an exciting combination of luminosity and rich layering that comes with watercolor monotypes. Like other monotypes, watercolor monotypes produce single unique prints; however the image is made with watercolors rather than ink, painted on plexiglas.  The artist can manipulate wet pigment washes, selectively wipe them away and use stencils to create unique prints. Participants will review elements of working with watercolor, make “one-pass” through the press prints, and multi-layered images.

JANE GOLDMAN was born in Dallas, Texas in 1951 and earned a BA  from Smith College and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin. She is co-owner of Mixit Print Studio in Somerville, Massachusetts, where she lives.  She has taught at Massachusetts College of Art, the University of California Los Angeles, Rice University, and the University of Hartford. She has been a visiting artist at many institutions, including Harvard University, the University of Wisconsin, Smith College, Wellesley College and the University of Dallas. 

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Image: Jane Goldman, Star Sculler, 2017, Watercolor monotype 

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  • Mixing trays/Palette: inexpensive white plastic is fine 
  • Water receptacles: at least 2 (e.g. Tupperware containers fitting inside one another) 
  • Sketching materials  
  • Something for carrying supplies (e.g. art bin, tackle box, knapsack) 
  • Paper towels 
  • Source material 
  • Daniel Smith, Winsor & Newton, Holbein or Dick Blick Watercolors(Transparent Yellow, New Gamboge, Viridian, Vermilion,  Quinacridone Red, Black of your choice,  Alizarin Crimson,  Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue, Quinacridone Gold) 
  • Other Optional colors that works well for watercolor monotype: Winsor & Newton, Holbein, Daniel Smith, in tubes. Other brands may be okay, however, student grade eg. Canson will give you inferior results.  Quinacridone GoldQuinacridone Burnt OrangeVermilionQuinacridone Red Quinacridones in generalPrussian Blue Indathrone BlueIndigoSap Green Charcoal GrayPayne’s Gray Davy’s Gray Raw UmberBrown Madder) 
  • basic watcercolor brush set. If you’re convinced you want to continue painting in watercolor, get the best brushes you can afford   1. A #12 round brush. Big variance in price. Start inexpensive. 2. A medium-size #6, or #7 round brush. Big variance in price. 3. A 2” or more flat brush for washes. 
  • Printmaking paper (for purchase at CCP) 
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