Monoprinting; An Ancient Art Chaveut Cave Painting 32,000 years Old!
How will we create a Monoprint?EquipmentThe Plate (perspex sheet)RollersPaperInkMark making tools We start by rolling ink onto the plate. Then working in a variety of ways, with the tools provided, we will collect diverse results.
Trace monotype/ Transfer drawingWhat you do:Using a roller, roll ink ontotheperspex, covering itcompletely.Place paper face down on the plate and draw directlyon the back of the paper using pencils, the end of apaint brush, your finger nail- anything that will make amark.Peel away paper.
Subtractive MonoprintEdgar DegasThree Ballet Dancers1978 Ron Dryden Untitled 2008
Subtractive Method What you do: Ink up the plate. Draw into the platehannah bould using a variety of materials- rags, cottoncircular buds, sticks.landscape, 2010(top left) Place the paper ontoUntitled, 2010 the inked plate. Rub(bottom right) the back of the paper. Peel away.
Learn by Experimentation!Try drawing directly into the ink with cotton buds, rags,sticks or card. By taking away areas of ink you createhighlights and line.Try placing the paper face down on the inked plate anddraw directly onto the back of the paper using anythingyou can find!Try inking up objects with a textured surface and pressthese onto the paper. For example- lego, bubble wrap,fabric.Try cutting out stencils or use flat objects, for example- aleaf, a feather. Place the object onto the inked platebeneath the paper. Press, rub, roll toExplore! a silhouette Have fun. Be Curious. create
What have we looked at?Drawing onto the back of thepaperDrawing directly into the inkStencilsPrinting textureMultiple prints