Water Soluble Monoprint

Water soluble monoprint is a form of printmaking that uses water soluble crayons and watercolor paints. Students use these materials to paint and draw onto a plexiglas plate. The paints are allowed to dry and are then printed on an etching press using damp paper. Wet paper reactivates the water soluble materials and results in a vibrant impression.

This form of monoprint is the form of printing we offer that is closest to drawing and painting. Because of this, it is a class that is suitable for young students all the way to advanced level printmakers. 

Concepts covered:

  • How to use watercolor and water soluble wax pastel on a plexiglas plate

  • Effective ways of layering paints and drawing materials

  • How to safely use an etching press

  • How to plan a composition

Water Soluble Monoprint classes are 2 hours in length, and can be extended to 3 hours.  Plates measure 6 by 8 or 8 by 12 inches. Participants can expect to pull at least one print, and can make as many as time allows. Recommended for ages 5 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.