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Monoprints without a Press! with Melanie Finlayson

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this special class, Melanie will push you to experiment with many different monotype techniques! Monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints made by applying and removing inks with a paintbrush or a roller to a plate and then printing the image onto paper. This can all be done without a press! Additional layers can be created by applying another element you will learn called Pochoir, resulting in rich, layered, complex prints. Inks can be wiped and scratched off, dotted on, applied or blocked with stencils and more.

We invite the experienced and the inexperienced to join us in this creative, wild journey into the nearly infinite possibilities of monotypes.

Artist Biography:
Melanie Finlayson is a printmaker and community outreach coordinator, originally from Albany, NY has been living in Spruce Pine, NC since 2010 when she accepted the position as the Print, Letterpress, Books & Paper Studio Coordinator at Penland School of Crafts. She received her BFA in Printmaking and Sculpture from Plattsburgh State University and MFA in Print Media from Cranbrook Academy of Arts. She has exhibited her prints nationally and taught workshops at Penland School of Craft, Sawtooth Visual School of Art, Bluseed Studios and many community colleges. While working at Penland she embarked on her own entrepreneurial enterprise as the founder of Green Plum Press and Gallery. She renovated a long-vacant storefront in downtown Spruce Pine, NC and transformed it into a co-op studio and gallery. She managed exhibitions and provided guest collaborators and curators a space and opportunity to start contemporary conversations, communicate ideas, provoke thought & stimulate action. Her vision was fulfilled with successful invitational exhibitions, lectures, performances and short-term residencies.

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When: May 15,  10AM – 5PM
Where: Double Island Studio, Green Mountain NC
Workshop fee: $125 all materials provided.


May 15
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Double Island Studio
2459 Double Island Rd
Green Mountain, NC 28740 United States
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(828) 467-1138