Master Printer Series: Making Monotypes with Water-Based Media
You will be shown how to prepare and use mat board printing plates that have the texture of mild sandpaper and are therefore conducive to drawing with water-soluble crayons and painting with water-based printing ink. Being lightweight, these plates are easily transportable and are particularly useful for plein air artists who may wish to draw and paint in situ.
Anthony Kirk has had a long career in printmaking as an artist, teacher and exhibition curator, but it is his work as a master printer for a wide spectrum of artists that has been his main focus and for which he is best known. In this role he will again be collaborating with Kiki Smith in the printing of a limited edition intaglio print to be included in the Fine Arts Work Center's 50th Anniversary Portfolio.