Monoprinting for Beginners

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Monoprinting Cathy Mills
Sun 30Aug

Facilitator: Cathy Mills

Monoprinting is a direct and inspiring approach to printmaking which will be done without a press. It requires rollers, printing ink, plates and paper. There will be time outdoors for drawing shapes in nature and gathering leaves to use as content for the prints. Cathy will share techniques to create playfully with this wonderful process.

Event time: Sun 30th Aug 2020 at 9:30am - Sun 30th Aug 2020 at 5:00pm

At a glance

  • An introduction to the wonderful world of monoprinting.
  • Create a series of prints.
  • Have fun and share ideas.

What will participants gain?

  • A skill they can take away with them to pay with at home.
  • A chance to express ideas and feelings through making prints.
  • Taking time out to connect with creativity.
The day will begin with Cathy introducing the basic process of monoprinting through demonstration
and by showing artists’ monoprints including her own. This allows students to see how versatile and
expressive monoprinting can be.
Following on from this, Cathy will encourage participants to make some very simple monoprints in a playful and experimental way to get the feel of the process.
We will spend some time outdoors in the beautiful grounds of Hawkwood to draw shapes in nature and gather inspiration and material from the woodlands and surrounding beauty.
After a lunch break, using inspiration and materials gathered earlier, students will start bringing these ideas, shapes and forms into the prints, guided by Cathys expertise. The day will be fun and experimental,  providing a basic understanding of the monoprinting process that participants can take away with them.

Price Options

£90 Day Rate

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Practical Information

Bring clothes you can get messy! No other materials or experience is needed.

Price includes delicious two-course lunch, and refreshments.

Registration from 9.00am-9:30am.

Cathy Mills

Cathy has been living in the Stroud Valleys for 19 years. She has recently been exploring the printing practice of stone lithography, alongside drawing, painting and mono printing.

Cathy is a full time member and teacher at the Gloucestershire Print Coop. Cathy also teaches children drawing, print and sculpture. She has completed an MA in Community Arts at Cheltenham Art College and has run projects in schools, hospitals and adventure playgrounds.

Cathy has always loved drawing and the marks that can be created through the printmaking process have a fluidity and unpredictability that suits her. In the past she has made more sculptural work, enjoying working in the landscape.

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Testimonials

"Magical workshop, Cathy. You gave me an opportunity to explore so many new ideas and with your support and guidance experience creating images that were spontaneous and joyful, thank you."

“Cathy was so generous with her skills and materials and I came away very please with some of what Id miraculously created and brimming with new ideas”