Monotypes are prints made using printer’s inks, painted directly on a plexiglass plate, and printed on a press. Water based inks are used in this process, and are not only easy to clean up, they are a fun and forgiving medium which encourages experimentation. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
The classes will be held on 3 consecutive Wednesdays, October 19, 26 & November 2 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Lynn’s studio at the Hoffman House, across the street from the Hoffman Center. The cost is $45 per session, or $120 for all three sessions. To register, download this registration form and mail it in to the Hoffman Center at PO Box 678, Manzanita, 97130.
The first session will introduce the inks, the tools, and the press.
The second session will provide an opportunity to work in a painterly way with brushes.
The third session will explore the use of stencils, demonstrate the viscosity method, and discuss how to set up a home studio.
Please bring an image (photo, sketch) or an idea to the first class.
For additional information about the class, contact Lynn Thomas directly at 503.812.4240.
About the Instructor
Lynn received her BA in printmaking from Marylhurst University. She taught printmaking at Pacific Northwest College of Arts in Portland from 2004-2006 and in her Portland home studio from 2004-2007. She received a Gordon Gilkey Award from the Portland Art Museum for her printmaking in 2004. After moving to Nehalem permanently in 2008, Lynn opened “Green” Printmaking studio in Wheeler where she taught several one day workshops. In 2010 she moved into a studio in the Hoffman Center. In spring of 2010 she taught a printmaking class based on the figure.
Lynn derives ideas for her monotypes from feelings, thoughts, and experiences with nature and personal relationships. Many of her prints begin with one or two textural shapes or figures. A dialogue between forms is sometimes suggested, inviting the viewer to add their own thoughts and feelings to the composition. Lynn uses various plate surfaces to develop her subject matter, including wood veneer (Nehalem Valley) and textured plexiglass (Beyond the Surface). She also likes to work using a resist method and large rollers, which allows for a greater degree to movement and rhythm in her work (New Mexico Series). Ultimately, Lynn strives to create works on paper that are interesting, thought-provoking, and beautiful.