Monday, November 5, 2012
PHIL GARRETT MONOTYPE WORKSHOP October 2 - 4, 2015
Intuition, Ink and Paper: Monotype with Phil Garrett
When: Friday-Sunday, October 2 - 4, 2015
Where: if ART Gallery, 1223 Lincoln St., Columbia SC 29201
What: This class will explore the dynamic medium of water soluble monotype printmaking. User-friendly and immediate, monotype offers a way of working that can be spontaneous, fluid and very painterly. Images can be developed and printed in a relative short space of time. Because the plate retains a thin layer of ink after being printed (the so-called ghost image) it feels natural to use this ink residue as the starting point for the next image and work sequentially. Working this way can really jumpstart an artist’s progress.
After an initial discussion of ink, plates, presses and paper, the class will begin with simple reductive methods of inking on single plates, eventually progressing to multi-plate (color) prints incorporating Chine Colle’ (for which the printing is done on a thin sheet of paper, which is mounted to a heavier backing sheet).
The class will include demonstrations, presentations and collective and individual critiques.
How Much: $250 per participant, to be paid in advance by cash,
check or credit card.
What To Bring: Students will need to bring:
-- Brushes suitable for watercolor and acrylic paint.
-- Box of Q-tips.
-- Small to large set of Caran D’Arche neocolor crayons (Watersoluble); oil and wax crayons won’t work.
-- One Gelli Plate 8 x 10 inches or larger.
-- A 18 x 24 inch newsprint pad.
-- Roll of paper towels.
-- Four to eight sheets (22 x 30 inches) of one of the following printmaking papers: RIVES BFK, STONEHENGE, ARCHES COVER.
-- Preparatory drawings.
What Not To Bring: Open Acrylic and Water soluble inks, which all are provided by Golden Acrylic and Phil Garrett
How : Register by contacting if ART Gallery at (803) 238-2351 or
* Phil Garrett & if ART Gallery reserve the right to cancel the workshop with full refund in case of insufficient participation
Workshop Schedule :
Day One, Fri., October 2, 6:30 - 8 pm: Informal introduction with wine and snacks to discuss the ink, paints and papers, printing with an Intaglio (etching) press and hand printing techniques.
Viewing and discussing various approaches and examples of monotype.
Day Two and Three, Sat. & Sun., October 3 & 4, 10 am – 4 pm: Subtractive inking and monochrome printing; direct painting on the plates; multi plate color printing; enhancing the image with Chine Colle’ (collage); printing with water soluble crayons; ending with Gelli plates Open Acrylics; and hand printing.
Phil Garrett is among his native South Carolina’s most prominent artists and printmakers and owner of King Snake Press in Greenville, S.C. Prominent South Carolina artists such as Ed Rice, Mary Gilkerson, Enid Williams, Katie Walker and David Yaghjian have worked with Garrett in his print studio to create monotypes. Garrett has completed numerous artist residences and taught painting and printmaking in venues across the United States, including The Penland School of Craft in Penland, N.C. He joined the Golden Acrylic Working Artists Program in 1999 and has lectured and taught acrylic painting in the United States, Japan and Europe. Garrett’s work is represented in the South Carolina State Art Collection, the Greenville County (S.C.) Museum of Art and other public and private collections in Europe, Japan and the United States.