Monotype is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a flat, smooth plane such as metal plate or plexiglass. The image is transferred onto a dampened sheet of paper using a printing press. The results are not a series of identical prints that can be signed and numbered for an edition, rather they are unique images or image variations. Traditionally, oil-based colors, such as printmaking inks, are used. Watercolor monotype is a more contemporary version of this process and requires water-based or water-reactive media. The advantage of this technique is that it creates prints without using any toxic solvents. Monotype is one of the simplest printmaking techniques. It requires no printmaking skills and everyone is welcome. If you’re an advanced artist, you may be able to refine your skills or try your hand at something new.
Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30 pmFebruary 29 – March 14 (3 weeks)
Limited to 8 students
Rie Hasegawa was born in Tokyo, Japan. She received her B.F.A in architecture design from Musashino Art University in 1993. She worked as a painter for a Stage Company before moving to New York City in 2000. She works in a variety of print media including etching, woodcut, lithograph and monoprint. She has participated in several exhibitions in the United States, Japan, Romania, Taiwan, and Peru, among the other countries. She also works as a freelance printer at the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York City and Atelier A/E in Bronx. She has multiple years of experience printing both commercially and professionally. She is fully versed in, and available for, printing editions, collaboration, and technical assistance.