Over the past few weeks, we have been looking at our natural environment in art workshops. A few weeks ago, we had a relaxing plein air lesson outside and students enjoyed sitting under a tree by the river, sketching. This beautiful drawing by one of our students was completed during this lesson.
Last week, students enjoyed a quick lesson on monoprinting with some fantastic results! We explored some different techniques and how to get the best quality print. Students began by inking a sheet of acetate, rubbed off excess ink and used the sheet as a tracing plate to transfer their image. The amount of residual ink effected the darkness of the print and how much textural quality the print has. The prints were quick and fun and students look forward to using their new knowledge of technique to inform our next printmaking session.