- September 23, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us for an in-depth Monotype Printing Workshop with Printmaker & Instructor Amanda Barrow. Amanda will lead participants through a hands-on course designed to demonstrate various techniques using AKUA water-based inks. While working and playing in their creative process students will also learn how to mix color, judge the correct consistency of the inks to be used, roll out colors on a sheet of plastic, cut out stencils, and use different materials to express their mark making ideas.
Amanda Barrow has been making images for almost all of her life. After graduating from Colorado State University in 1982, Amanda moved to the East Coast, and has lived there ever since, spiraling/living around New York City, Boston, and Maine (with numerous trips to India). In her mid-20’s, she met the master printer Robert Blackburn and began making monotype prints in NYC. She then moved to the Boston area and worked for printmaker/painter Michael Mazur as his studio assistant, for many years. She received a Fulbright research grant in India in 1992, researching handmade paper and printmaking techniques.
After Amanda bought her printing press in 1985, she began teaching monotype printmaking techniques, both on and off the printing press. Occasionally, Ms Barrow takes classes to brush up on her technique, to pick up tips from other awesome teachers in Western Massachusetts, New York City, and beyond. She loves improvising, so don’t be surprised if she uses your coffee cup to create circles on her plate! Her favorite students are those that have never done printmaking before = no expectations. Come to her class prepared to have fun, loosen up, and enjoy the process.
For more information about Amanda, her work, and her life, please see www.amandabarrow.net .