Exposes students to the monotype, a one-of-a-kind print created by transferring an image to paper that has been painted or drawn on a plate made of metal, plexiglass, or another material. Transfer is accomplished either by hand rubbing or on an etching press, resulting in painterly textures and surface effects. Monotypes offer direct, immediate images, and also lend themselves to layered, successive printings that are built up over time.
Students explore materials and their applications, and receive step-by-step demonstrations of additive and subtractive imaging techniques. Each student makes a portfolio of unique images.