Plein Air Printmaking: Sketching Outdoors to Inspire Monotypes in the Print Studio

Workshop Date:August 3 - August 6

When: Monday-Thursday, 9:30-3pm

Sessions: 4

Price: $315 for members, $325 for non-members

Teaching Artist: Megan Hinton

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This workshop will engage students in exploring the intersection between sketching outdoors and painterly monotype printmaking. The first part of each session will meet outside to informally sketch or paint en plein air. The second half will be held in the printmaking studio, using what was created in the field to inspire and make monoprints.

The Provincetown landscape will be used as an on-site model to generate ideas. Work in the printshop will challenge notions of landscape painting as a consequence of being removed from the field.  As the monotype lends itself to abstraction and experimentation, new modalities in approaching the painted image will arise. 

Drawing and sketching one on one feedback will occur on site. The monoprint section will introduce various concepts and techniques of printmaking like seriality, re-registration, paper tearing, and cognate images (the ghost print). Individual and group critique will be a component of the workshop. Examples of monotypes from the PAAM collection and other artists will be shown to enlighten and inspire the class. All levels of experience from the beginning to advanced painter are welcome.

Megan Hinton has recently been included in Provincetown exhibitions at AMP Gallery and The Berta Walker Gallery. She also shows her work on Nantucket Island and in Rockland, Maine.

Megan Hinton is a visual artist based in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Hinton assembles materials in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography to reassemble personal and public narratives. Megan recently received her MFA from Mills College in Interdisciplinary Studio Arts where she was nominated by the faculty for The Dedalus Foundation Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture.  Their work has been shown at AMP Gallery in Provincetown, SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco and The State University of New York Adirondack Visual Art Gallery. In 2019 Hinton was awarded The Murphy Cadogan Scholarship from the San Francisco Foundation and an artist residency from 20 Summers in Provincetown. Hinton has also received artist residency fellowships from The Women’s Studio Workshop, Les Amis De La Grande Vigne in Brittany, France, and Frans Masereel Centrum, an International Printmaking Center in Belgium. Their work is in the collections of The Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.  Megan is also a published art writer, educator, and lecturer.