Clay Monoprinting

June 11 - June 14, 2021

Clay Monoprinting

$595.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $520
Material Fee: $75

Clay monoprinting is a fluid and freeing medium. Learn how to work on a raw clay slab with artist quality pigments to create imagery that is hand printed onto a non-woven synthetic substrate. Using many techniques such as painting, drawing, cut outs, inversion, reliefs and more, imagery will be pulled from the original slab. As we print and continue to build up layers of color and imagery the possibilities of creating a series of related mono-prints will allow you to explore printmaking. Expect to create multiple finished pieces and gain the ability to continue clay monoprinting at home.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Czashka Ross

Czashka Ross has been an artist for over 45 years. She was fortunate to learn from Mitch Lyons, the master originator of this beautiful low-tech method of printmaking. She has been working with clay monoprinting for years developing wonderful methods to create effects.  Born in Canada, she has lived in the United States since earning her MFA from The Cranbrook Academy of Art. In between the two years at Cranbrook, she taught for a year at Purdue University and received a National Endowment for the Arts Apprenticeship Grant to work at Twinrocker Handmade Paper Mill in Brookston, Indiana. After Cranbrook, Czashka pursued a post-graduate fellowship to research traditional western-style hand papermaking in 5 different European countries while living in France for a year. Since the 1990’s, she has worked extensively at Peters Valley in various studios continuing her practice and later began working figuratively and formally in her artwork. Czashka is a mixed media artist who has taught and exhibited work in Europe, Canada, Japan, and the United States.

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