Monoprint Workshop

Monoprint imageYorkshire Landscapes are the theme of our next art study visit and practical workshop. Landscape artist Stephen Court will be leading his highly popular Monoprint workshop at York Art Gallery on the 21st May.

The workshop will start with an introduction to David Hockney’s largest landscape work ‘Bigger Trees Near Water’, which is enjoying its first showing outside of London.

Monoprint image


Participants will then move to the workshop room where they will be introduced to the methodology and techniques of Monoprint printing and will proceed to produce a series of compositions, growing in size, throughout the day.

Monoprint image

All materials for this workshop will be provided. Kindly be advised that this can be a very energetic workshop so please consider an apron or overall to protect your clothing. Please bring along a sizable portfolio to transport your works home.

To reserve your place please send an email to The study visit is open to all OCA students and is free. For non-students the cost is £35.


  1. Ingeborg Wansbrough-Jones 21 April 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I’m interested to participate in the Monotype workshop on 21st May. I’m an OCA student. Could you please send me more details aboutthis course i.e. when it starts on Saturday etc. as I’m traveling from London.


    Best wishes

    Ingeborg Wansbrough-Jones

  2. Patricia Mowat Slater 21 April 2011 at 6:19 pm

    This looks like encaustic art work to me – not monotype

    1. Paul 21 April 2011 at 8:12 pm

      I think Dee meant to say ‘Monoprint’ not ‘Monotype’ – corrected now

    2. Dee 22 April 2011 at 11:58 am

      The tutor has been know to interchange Monotype and Monoprint in describing this process, though I think Monotype is the correct terminology.

      The methodology involves acrylic paint, which has been mixed into a carrying medium (we use Daler Rowney printing medium) which gives the colour a translucent quality. The mix is then applied to a non-absorbent surface (glass or plastic). Prints are then taken from the plate. The printing meduim keeps the paint fluid for further manipulation, both on the plate and on the resulting print.

      The images above were all produced by this method.

  3. Di Marshall 26 April 2011 at 11:51 am

    Please can I register for a place on the workshop.?Can you confirm ? What size portfolio? How do I pay? Thankyou, Di

    1. Paul 26 April 2011 at 1:12 pm

      Hi Di

      We have your email and someone will be in touch to take payment and confirm details.

      The workshop is from 10am to 4pm and is now full.

  4. The Open College of the Arts 26 April 2011 at 11:49 am

    Paul says
    Hi Ingeborg

    The workshop is from 10am to 4pm. Hope this helps for booking train tickets.

  5. The Open College of the Arts 26 April 2011 at 11:50 am

    Paul says
    Hi Di

    If you email with your contact details a member of the team will ring you.

  6. Sarah 27 May 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I attended the workshop last Saturday. As a textiles student I have tried monoprinting and wanted to make sure I was interested enough enrol on Printmaking 1 as my optional level 1 unit. I thoroughly enjoyed the day. We experimented with different size paper and texture using both pure black inks and blue/orange mixes. The idea of abstract art suddenly for me turned in patterns rather than landscapes, but I was really pleased with the results. Thanks for a wonderful day. I would really like to do a more advanced course.


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