Monotype

Monotype

In this three day workshop students will work on using field studies and other reference materials to create studio landscape paintings. The class will start with an abbreviated lecture on the fundamentals of sound painting, including a discussion of the importance of drawing, value, design, and color. Students will also focus on seeing in terms of mass and form rather than detail and line. From these fundamentals, students will proceed to work on their own studio landscape paintings. Students should bring reference materials such as plein air sketches, field studies and photographs. www.mattsmithstudios.com    

National award winning artist Gerald Ruggiero will cover a wide range of techniques possible in the monotype process including additive and subtractive approaches, ink rolling methods, ghost prints, and “Chine Colle”. Students will learn “Additive” and “Subtractive” techniques used in the image making process. With demonstration and guidance from the instructor each student will learn how to compose a monotype using all design elements such as line, color, value, edge and texture. This high-energy workshop will give students a truly fun experience while acquiring critical skill sets that can be used in any art form moving forward. Monotype is the “painterly print” and is a most rewarding and exciting method of artistic expression. www.geraldruggiero.com