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Intro To Monotype: With and Without a Press

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Intro To Monotype: With and Without a Press

March 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


This online Zoom presentation is the basic introductory lesson Ron Pokrasso offers in most of his hands-on workshops. It is the best place to start if you have never taken one of his workshops or just need a refresher. Monotype is the most direct of all the printmaking processes – It is a painting on a plastic plate transferred to paper. It is simple to do but extremely rewarding to do well and with a greater level of control. Using Akua water based inks and modifiers, participants will learn about the set up and use of materials and tools, the mixing of ink, additive and subtractive techniques, manipulating the plate, the use of stencils and templates, working the ghost, multiple plate registration and of course printing.

Like CCP, Ron’s Galisteo Street Studio is a fully functional art – making environment complete with all the tools, inks, and presses that are used by professional printmakers. But you don’t need to have an extensive set up nor do you even need a traditional press to get wonderful results. Ron will guide you through the process of printing both with the use of a press as well as using a rolling pin or pin press and wooden spoon. Before you know it the beginner will be an advanced student.

This 3 hour interactive demo is suitable to all levels of experience. It includes questions from participants followed by optional 30 minute individualized Confer and Critique Add-On sessions. Additional hour long Confer ‘n Critiquesessions may be scheduled by appointment. Click this link after registration for this workshop to schedule your Confer and Critique session with Ron.

Image: Ron Pokrasso, Demo With Pink E, 10” x 8”, Monotype on paper

RON POKRASSO has been an exhibiting artist, printmaker and educator for more than 40 years. He received his MFA degree from Pratt Institute in 1975 and has had over 50 solo exhibitions and more than 150 group shows. His work is in public, private, and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad and has been represented by numerous galleries nationwide as well as being featured in several books. For 11 years Pokrasso owned and directed Graphics Workshop (gifted to The College of Santa Fe in 1993). He is an originator of the printmaking event “Monothon” and has been an ardent supporter of arts programs for youth. His teaching experience includes universities, museums, public and private schools and private workshops and has participated in Artist Residencies in the U.S., Scotland, Ireland and Italy. In 2000 Ron Pokrasso received the Mayor’s Recognition Award For Visual Arts citing his artistic and educational contribution to the city of Santa Fe. In his teaching Pokrasso’s passion for creating always comes across and is known to be instrumental in helping to push students to break barriers. Ron Pokrasso currently owns and directs the Galisteo Street Studio, a Fine Art Printmaking facility in Santa Fe, NM. You can learn more about Ron, his art and teaching venues by visiting his website,


March 24, 2021
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Center for Contemporary Printmaking
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