Stencil Monoprint

The term monoprint describes a print that can only be printed once in its original state, unlike other forms of printmaking. In this workshop, students cut paper stencils and can use certain found objects to build an image. Then participants use a soap and water washable, oil based ink to apply color to the stencils and a plexiglas plate. A piece of rag paper is then laid on top of the inked plate and both are run through an etching press to create a unique, one of a kind print. 

Running the monoprint plate through the press one additional time can create a “ghost print”, transferring a faint image. Techniques and concepts learned include:

  • Working on additive and subtractive inking methods
  • Learning about positive and negative space
  • Color mixing
  • Using rollers, brushes, and other tools to create a composition on a plate
  • How to safely and successfully print using an etching press

Monoprint classes are 2 hours in length.  Highpoint uses plexiglass plates measuring 6 by 8 or 8 by 12 inches.  Each student can expect to make at least one print, but can make as many prints as they have time for.  Recommended for ages 9 and up.

If you are looking for more information or to schedule a class, please contact Tyler Green, Education and Community Programs Manager, at 612.871.1326 or email us.