Monday, February 6, 2012

Monotype madness

Tonight I ran a workshop on monotype making for the local artists' association, and put up a little gallery exhibit of my own work over the years in monotype,

just to show the various ways you can do this.

Our time was limited, so we stuck to black and white, on copy paper, but there was some wonderful artwork, either despite or because of the limitations. It was great fun, since everyone was mad keen and whipping out work left and right. Full house, fourteen students, approximately twice as many as I'd expected, but we'd planned for more.

For me, bittersweet, nobody at home to help me through the crisis of nerves I always have before a teaching gig, nobody at home to help me decompress when I got home. Still in that first year, so many firsts to get through. But it worked so well, it was worth it! so long since I've been free to teach a workshop, it was like coming home to my people!

Setting up ahead of time

Artists deep in consultation and production

Now folding their completed work up in newspapers,classic way to get it home safely without smudging.

And now the group wants to bring their completed work back next meeting to show what they did and what more they've added to it. What have we unleashed?


  1. I would have loved to have been there!

  2. Nothing like teaching/tutoring something you love to people who want to learn. I love your expression of needing to decompress afterward. That is just what it is like. The buzz keeps going for ages.

  3. Sounds like it was quite the success. Congratulations on another job well done!

  4. Sounds like everyone, including the teacher, had a great time.


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