Monotype and the Model

Visual Arts Classroom
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Saturday, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Member tuition
Non-member tuition

$140.00 (become a member)

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In this workshop we will explore the excitement of printmaking….specifically making monotypes, and the immediacy of working directly from the figure, within a time constraint. There can be great energy working directly from our source. Combine that with the freshness of a monotype and it creates a very energetic creative experience and result. The session will begin with an exploration of the monotype process - from learning to use tools for mark making to considering value and composition. Working directly from our model, we will start with simple compositional sketches that will be the road map for making our prints. The monotype process itself is fairly simple and direct. We apply ink to a printing plate. The inked image is transferred to paper by hand. That moment of reveal, when we pull our print (a mirror image of your original drawing) is pure magic. Every time. Some experience drawing the figure would be helpful but not required, and no printmaking experience is necessary. This isn’t a messy process, but still, take care with what you wear. All materials are provided. We will be working with non-toxic, water-soluble printing ink.


Medium and Supplies
Art Area
Visual Arts
Mixed Media
Supplies provided

Royce Deans

CTAC Traverse City

Angela Saxon

Cancellation & Class Policies

Cancellation Policy for Traverse City Classes

Student Withdrawal
Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the first day of the class.

Class Cancellations (Weather)
In the event of inclement weather or other emergency, CTAC-TC will announce the cancellation on its website and phone system (231-941-9488). We will do our best to provide a make-up opportunity for the missed class. Refunds will not be given if the student is unable to attend the rescheduled session of class. Please note that CTAC-TC does not follow Traverse City Area Public School closings.

Student Absence
We are unable to offer refunds or make-up sessions for classes missed due to student absence.

Minimum Enrollment
Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid.  (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)