Open Studio - Monotype Printmaking
Led by Samuel and Susan Bachemin
Friday, August 19th | 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Join us at The Church as we host our first two sessions of Open Studio- Monotype Printmaking. Led by local printmakers Samuel Havens and Susan Bachemin, this series of recurring workshops provides an open exploration of techniques unique to monotype printmaking, and the exciting possibilities of this richly rewarding image-making process. The operation of the press itself will be handled by facilitators. Participants will be free to engage, learn, experiment and create with materials and methods offered on the studio floor of the historic building of The Church. Each participant will go home with unique prints of their own creation.
The monotype is defined as a one-of-a-kind impression made when ink or paint has been manipulated on a plate (often plexiglass) and then run through a press with paper. This results in a unique and often surprising mirror image transferred to the paper. Ticket price includes all materials, facilitators and use of the American French Tool etching press which was generously donated to The Church by Sean and Tamara McCarthy. The Church is excited to welcome artists for the Open Studio- Monotype Printmaking sessions. In order to ensure a great experience, space is extremely limited. Price per person is $ 200. Additional dates to be announced shortly.
Samuel Havens, who is also an employee of The Church, says, “Printmaking using this caliber of press is an incredibly inspiring and rewarding medium that many artists have never had the chance to experience. Through the benevolence of the McCarthy’s and The Church, we are excited to offer this opportunity to artists on the East End.”