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The Pochoir Monotype Method


Two-day workshop with Marcy Baker
Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23
10am – 3pm
$150 plus $30 materials fee ($15 discount for WhitPrit members)

About the Workshop

Monotype printmaking is an immediate and versatile process. The pochoir method, using stencils cut from card stock, is especially spontaneous. Stencils are inked in solid colors and layered face up on an inked Plexiglas plate. This first print is quite graphic with bold shapes and colors. Next the stencils are removed from the plate, turned over and again layered on the ghost ink remaining on the plate. This is when the magic begins - with unpredictable patterns emerging as a result of the layering process. The flipping, layering and reprinting continues - with each new print a bit more subtle than the previous one. The stencils and plate are re-inked as needed.

We will start each day by creating a selection of stencils with a variety of shape and scale. Students should bring sketches / ideas for stencils - simple forms are fine. All tools and materials for this workshop are provided, including Stonehenge paper quarter sheets, 8” x 10” Plexiglas plate, oil based ink, brayers, modifiers and materials for making stencils. All experience levels are welcome.

About the Instructor

Born in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, Marcy Baker earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University with a focus in surface pattern design. Baker was introduced to monotype printmaking 25 years ago while living in Santa Fe, NM. Her layered process, cultivated by the lush and abundant surroundings of Oregon, embraces techniques drawn from painting and collage, as well as printmaking. A regionally recognized instructor, she teaches creative arts classes throughout the Northwest. Baker’s monotypes, assemblages, collages and paintings have been featured in numerous solo, invitational and juried exhibitions nationally. Her work resides in private and public collections throughout the U.S., including Hallmark Art Collection and Kansas Wesleyan University.

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