Linda Robertson

Linda Robertson

Ivanhoe, VIC

Monotype Printmaking: The Art of the Printed Painting

What to Bring

  • Just your enthusiasm!

What to Wear

  • Casual (Warning: It might get messy)

Monotype Printmaking: The Art of the Printed Painting

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Duration: 5 Hours

What You Will Learn

  • Learn to create a monotype print by painting onto a copper plate, then running it through an etching press with dampened rag paper to form a unique one of a kind print
  • You will explore a variety of techniques, including a simple trace monotype in black and white, then black and white subtractive, (erasing into the ink) followed by black and white additive, (painting onto the plate)
  • You will progress working in colour, painting an image onto the plate, both with and without the press

What You Get

  • Students will watch Wayne demonstrate the process, then will receive their own plate to work on for the class, with individual help to produce their own prints to take home.
  • Follow up workshop notes will be provided.
  • Source material will be offered for those who don't bring their own with them.
  • Class numbers are limited to eight to provide a quality experience for everyone.
  • We will use artist quality inks and Fabriano printmaking paper.


Monotype Printmaking - the Art of the Printed Painting with Wayne Viney

This is an introduction to monotype printmaking with master printmaker Wayne Viney. This class caters to both beginners and those with some printmaking experience. Some drawing and painting skills are helpful, but are not a prerequisite. We'll work with collage, still life objects, and photographs or images you may wish to bring.

Most of the time will be spent doing black and white or colour monotypes and printing them on the press. The appeal of the monotype lies in the unique translucency that creates a quality of light very different from a painting on paper or a print, and the beauty of this media is also in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing mediums

About the Instructor

Wayne Viney studied Graphic Design at Swinburne College, graduating with a diploma in Art and Design in 1971. He has held 18 solo exhibitions, and been involved in many group exhibitions, and a finalist in numerous art awards, including the Geelong Print Award, the Rick Amor Print Award, among many others.

His work is held in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia; Parliament House, Canberra; Geelong Regional Gallery; Ballarat Art Gallery; Castlemaine Regional Gallery; Hamilton Art Gallery; Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale; Swan Hill Regional Gallery; Orange Regional Gallery and Charles Sturt University, NSW.

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