Right Brains on the Loose in Chatham

Spend a day being guided to loosen up and discover Monotype printmaking – one of the most serendipitous techniques for art and design creating. The appeal of the Monotype lies in the unique translucency that creates a quality of light very different from a painting. “Energy, improvisation, gesture, impulse, and chance” – these are the characteristics of Monotype printing according to William Jung, who together with Susan Rostow developed the popular non-toxic Akua inks used in this workshop.

Diane has a large Takach press and every printmaking ‘toy’ you can imagine in her Chatham studio. Well-known for an upbeat and generous approach to experimentation, she will cover the basics of additive and reductive inking, stenciling, image transfer, and collage. Each participant will walk away having exercised their Right Brains! Expect to be energized with works for a series, or springboards for transition with pastels, pencils or paints.

For lunch, enjoy yours surrounded by pines on the deck, or wander down to the nearby beach. No prior experience needed, and all materials supplied.