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Monoprinting with household objects

Monoprinting with household objects

monoprint noun

1: an impression made on paper from glass or some equally smooth material (as gelatin) to which paint has been applied

2: the art or process of making monoprints

Find creative inspiration in ordinary everyday objects. Using Gelli plates and acrylic paint, we'll experiment with colors and textures to create a series of unique prints. We'll provide the tools and guidance so that you can use the time to play and learn. You'll go home with multiple prints and a new way to express yourself!

Here are just a few items that will work:

  • Legos or other small plastic toys
  • Keys
  • Silverware
  • Discarded jewelry
  • Bubble wrap
  • Clothes pins
  • Leaves or pine cones from your yard
The possibilities are endless -- almost anything is fair game!

Audience: teens and adults

Skill level: beginners and anyone looking to extend their skill set

Supplies we'll provide: all tools and materials plus kind, patient instruction and inspiration

Supplies to bring with you:

  1. Small objects from home that you don't mind getting paint on
  2. An apron or smock to protect your clothes (optional)
  3. Your curiosity and willingness to experiment (not optional)

COVID safety precautions: If you are not feeling well or if anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, please stay home. Masks are welcome in the studio.

When you sign up for this class, you're agreeing to abide by our safety precautions as well as our registration policy. Please contact us before registering if you have any questions.


Kara is a Maine artist who loves sketch booking, digital art, gouache, and printmaking. When not making art in her house, she can be found designing websites and hanging with her kids.

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