Foundations Series | Introduction to Monoprinting : Thinking in Layers

With Antonia DaSilva. Thursday and Friday, August 18 and 19, 10am-1pm. Members: $140, Non-Members: $150.

If you have ever been curious about the magical process of printmaking, or want a review, this workshop is for you.

In this two-day workshop, students will learn basic printmaking techniques and create monoprints (unique prints). Demonstrations will include, press set-up, ink mixing and rolling, and approaches to working in layers to create depth in images. There will be focus on using found and handmade stencils as printing substrates to create complex images from simple techniques. Participants will explore how monoprints can be easily used to create a series so that they will come away from the workshop with several unique but related prints.

ABOUT THE TEACHING ARTIST

Antonia DaSilva is a painter and mixed media printmaker. Her work focuses on the proliferation of everyday objects in our surroundings and how we interact with both the man-made and the natural. She uses painted, cut-out plywood pieces and a variety of printmaking techniques to explore the tension between the two and three dimensional, pushing the realm of painting into sculpture and vice versa. DaSilva is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA. Her work has been exhibited at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Off Main Gallery in Wellfleet, Toe River Arts in North Carolina, and A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Smith College. DaSilva lives and works in Orleans, MA