Monotype Printmaking Three Ways: Inspiration and Basic Techniques *In-Person* *NEW*

Practice one of the most instantly-rewarding forms of printmaking: monotypes! The first session will feature reduction monotypes, the use of monotype base, watercolor and water-soluble crayons, and the qualities of various printmaking papers. In the second session, we will experiment with stencils, masks, and trace transfer monotypes. You can combine these methods and others to create unique prints, employing multiple pressings to build up layers on the same print. During the third and fourth session, we will try chine collé, a form of collage, using lightweight papers and the press to add richness and texture to your images, along with water-soluble oil-based printmaking inks, which offer rich color and options for printing in layers. The final class session will include time to finish projects and discuss how monotype printmaking can be continued at home without a press. Our studio uses non-toxic materials and some tools and supplies are provided or can be purchased on-site from CCAE. A list of supplies and resources will be provided to enrolled students. Instructors: Laurie Sheffield and Susan Rice



Start Date

April 7, 2023









6 Fridays, 10am-1pm. Begins Apr. 7

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This class will meet in-person at CCAE with a limited student capacity. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Instructors: Laura Luise Sheffield, Susan Rice


Laura Luise Sheffield

Laurie is a printmaker, painter and collage artist with a particular interest in woodcut and linocut techniques. Her primary interest is landscape, with a sideline in close observation and creating narratives through imagery. She earned her BFA and BA at Cornell University, concentrating in printmaking, painting and English literature. Laurie studied education at Simmons College and has done advanced work in the fine arts at Massachusetts College of Art and Boston University. An experienced teacher of 30 years in the English Department at Brookline High School, she enrolled in printmaking classes at CCAE in 2001 (in the midst of teaching and parenting) and found her artistic home!

Susan Rice

Susan Rice teaches drawing, cartooning and mixed media to children and adults in various art centers and schools in the Boston area. She has a BFA from RiSD, and has been a member of the Blacksmith House Printmakers since 2007.