The Figure in Monotypes
Dawn Emerson taught a group of 10 artists in a two-day workshop how to make monotypes directly from life using a clothed model. Both Vivian Olsen and Janice Rhodes are High Desert Art League members. The workshop was held at A-6 in Bend.
|Artist Dawn Emerson showing artists how they will create prints|
On the first day Dawn began the class by showing us all the materials used in producing prints, some of her own finished monotypes, and photos of prints by artists like Degas and others.
|This is from the same model, traced|
from the drawing itself.
A Trace Monoprint by Vivian Olsen
|'Reclining' by Vivian Olsen|
On the second day we referred to photos we had taken of the model and continued to work on a plate covered with black ink. Instead of tracing we drew our image using the additive or subtractive method directly into the ink using various tools.
|Janice Rhodes happy with her two Indian monoprints|
|Hand printed 'Tewa Girl' by Vivian Olsen|
|Vivian Olsen pulling the print from the ink plate |
after rolling it through the press. The monoprint is 'Waiting'.