I had my first printmaking class at a local art school on Thursday and loooooved it. We will be learning several different printmaking methods over the next 8 weeks, and we started this week with monotype printing. Paint is rolled onto a plate of plexiglass and overlaid with any stencils, and the image is then rolled onto a sheet of paper using the printing press. I love the little imperfections that result from the process – it’s good for me to have to relinquish some control with my art. And the fact that I showed up to class without the faintest idea of what we’d be doing and walked out of there with several prints four hours later made me quite happy – below are my faves.
branches and lace:
I’m on the lookout now for fabrics/objects/textures that I can bring to class with me next week. Feels good to be back in the creative saddle!