This course introduces students to monoprinting, often called “the painterly print.”
We will discuss printmaking concepts, such as making duplicates, variations on a theme, and sequences. Using a Gelli plate, acrylic inks and a brayer, you will explore numerous simple techniques. Upon completing this four-day workshop, you will leave with a portfolio of unique prints and the ability to fearlessly build on your new-found knowledge. You will need to purchase a Gelli-plate, brayer, and inks. We will share our prints on Padlet so the ability to take and upload digital photographs or send them via email is a requirement. We will meet on Zoom. No previous experience is necessary. Age 12 and up.
Stephanie Stigliano has experience leading online art groups in book arts, drawing, and printmaking to students of all ages. This method develops community and creativity in a new and exciting way. The prints and artist’s books of Stephanie Stigliano are included in are included in the collections of the Fogg Museum and the Houghton Library of Harvard University, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum for Women in the Arts, and the Book Art Museum of Łodz, Poland. She has taught Printmaking and Books as Art at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA since 2007. She taught Between the Covers, Books as Art at Art New England for several years. She curated Legacy: Passing the Torch, an exhibition of mentors and their students, at the Hess Gallery of Chestnut Hill, MA. Locally, Stigliano’s artist’s books were included in On Books: Sculpture at the Portland Public Library, Portland, ME. Her print from The Charles River Alphabet Prints portfolio was included in New England on Paper: Contemporary Art in the Boston Athenaeum’s Prints and Photographs Collections. Internationally, Stigliano initiated a print project between students of Walnut Hill School for the Arts and The Technical College of Reykjavik. She taught a workshop to the women’s artist collective of Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery in Stonetown, Zanzibar. In Krakow, Poland, she contributed to a print portfolio at The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts. She exhibited her prints at Íslensk Grafík, Reykjavik, Iceland. Her artist’s books were included in Correspondence: The 9th International Book Art Festival, which traveled throughout Poland.