Monoprint Monologues

preview Monoprint Monologues online art class

Do you want to learn 4 wonderful ways to play with print making in the comfort of your own home?

While having access to a press is wonderful, most of us don’t have that luxury. Fortunately there are many ways to enjoy this interesting way of making art from the comfort of our own home and I’m going to share my favourite technique of them all; mono printing on Plexiglass. There is just something special about the texture and atmosphere.

In theatre, a monologue is a speech presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud. As an artist, I try to communicate in the exact same way, but instead of words I use expression as well as the seven elements of art: line, color, shape, form, value, space and texture. In this class we will explore all of these ingredients in our mission to make expressive portraits.

It’s not our goal to replicate; we’re not here to achieve likeness or realism. We will use our reference photos as a guide to help us to find our own interesting characters in our own unique style.

This class is suitable for anyone who likes to experiment and enjoys making art in an intuitive way.

Mashup Moods

Mashup Moods preview

Do you have trouble creating portraits with exciting expressions? Then this mixed media art journal play time might be right up your alley. We will collage with our own sketches to find unique expressions in our portrait. You will learn about several mixed media techniques along the way.

Free warm up exercise

Warm up exercises are a great way to start your day in the studio. They will help you to get out of your head before you start working your bigger projects. This exercise is great for loosening up your drawing and to help you to observe better.

Sketchbook Express

sketchbook express

Are you ready to explore the spectrum of emotions? Grab your sketchbooks and I will show you how to get started and where to find inspiring reference photos.

Achieving likeness or realism isn’t the goal, it’s all about capturing and finding expressive characters during your sketchbook practice. In this class we will explore mature male faces and do two projects:

  • One profile portrait built up out of linework, directly with pen.
  • One front view portrait with dramatic lighting using charcoal.