Monotype Printmaking with Yuji Hiratsuka
August 11 — 17, 2019
Monotypes are one-of-kind printed images created on metal plates or on plastic sheets utilizing the techniques of painting and drawing. The process of making a monotype print uses some of the best qualities of these media. Students will explore watercolor painting, Akua-Kolor ink and Caran d’Ache crayon drawing. This workshop is open to artists who are just beginning and those who are more experienced.
Class Material Fee:$10.
CLASS SUPPLY L IST
Instructor will supply:
- printing inks
- Plexiglas sheets
- proof papers
Students need to bring:
- Minimum 8 sheets (30” x 22”) quality (rag & acid free) printmaking papers such as Rives BFK
- A set (10 colors or more) of “Caran d’Ache water-soluble crayons
- Basic drawing materials (pencil, eraser, etc.)
- A set of watercolors in tubes, palette, brushes
- A pad of newsprint (18” x 24”, 50 sheets)
- Sketchbook pad/paper (18” x 24”)
- Blue tape
- Length of clothesline and clip clothespins
- Two rolls of paper towels or clean up rags
- Small container of dish soap
REGISTRATION STARTS APRIL 1, 2019
Artist Bio: Yuji Hiratsukawas born in Osaka, Japan. He has a B.S. in Art Education from Tokyo Gakugei University and degrees in printmaking from New Mexico State University (MA) and Indiana University (MFA). He currently is a professor of printmaking at Oregon State University.
Hiratsuka has received numerous international awards. Since 2010 he has had 13 solo shows in the US, as well as in Korea, Canada and Northern Ireland. Some of the public collections that include Hiratsuka’s art are The British Museum, Tokyo Central Museum, Panstwowe Museum in Poland, The House of Humor and Satire in Bulgaria, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cleveland Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, New York Public Library, The Library of Congress and The Smithsonian’s Museum of Asian Art.