Monotype Workshop with Kim Berman
Weekend Printing Workshop
DATE: TO BE CONFIRMED
10:00 - 13:00
Hosted at our studio at the Isle of Houghton
A monotype refers to the production of a single unique print.
Known as a painterly print, it is the most accessible of all print media.
Artist Proof Studio over its 30 years of existance, has adapted the use of the monotypes to introduce printmaking to countless people. The Paper Prayers campaign, initiated in 1992, held hundreds of workshops in partnership with the Treatment Action campaign and other NGO’s to break the silence and promote HIV awareness. Participants made monotypes in the form of prayers for healing and well-being.
Monotypes have gained enormous recognition in South Africa through the remarkable prices fetched on the secondary market by Nelson Makamo, Mongezi Ncaphayi and Bambo Sibiya, many of them produced at APS.
The workshops will introduce the playfulness of "ghost" prints, comprising the residue of ink left behind once the primary image has been printed. The "ghost" image is lighter than the first pull and often becomes the base for a new print which can be worked back into with ink or oil paint.
The first workshops with Kim Berman will introduce subtractive and additive ways of applying ink to build up an image.
Participants should bring at least 2 sketches or photographic references of images they would like to explore. We will work with an A4 size for the workshop so your reference images can be easily traced onto Perspex plates.
All printmaking materials will be provided.
Looking forward to an evening of creativity and fun!