New Winter Classes at Yellow Barn Studio

A few pics from Yellow Barn past classes and types of prints we create—In a new class called Printmaking without a Press, we will learn hand print methods that do not require a press, including geliplates and simple screenprints using stencils. So students will be able to learn techniques to do at home after the course is finished. For more info see my list of classes on the Glen Echo page and click on each one for a description, or contact me — Clare’s classes at Glen Echo

What are Trace Monotypes?

A trace monotype is a simple and semi-direct printmaking technique. After inking a plate or surface, a piece of printmaking paper is placed on top of the inked surface. Using a pen or any other stylus-type tool, you draw the image on back of the paper. The pressure of the drawing tool picks up the ink on the paper as the pen bears down. When the paper is peeled off the plate, the lines appear on the paper. This is an easy way for beginners to get started with printmaking and requires no special skills or equipment. If you aren’t comfortable drawing freehand, you can trace a photo. I offer workshops in this technique in Bethesda MD—see my Classes page if you are interested in learning more.

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Spring class in Monotypes

I will be teaching a Monotype class March 6 and 13th, Tuesday evenings!

Enjoy the expressiveness and versatility of monotype printmaking. Monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints made by adding or removing ink from a plate which is then printed using a printing press. Additional layers can be created by adding other elements to the plate and passing it through the press one or more times, resulting in rich, multfaceted images.

Class will be using water-based AKUA inks, brush, stencils, and different papers to create colorful, painterly prints using the printing press. 

All levels are welcome.

To register, go to Pyramid's Workshop page: http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/product-page/introduction-to-monotype-with-akua-water-based-inks-march-6-13-6-9pm

Members receive a discount!

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