- DURATION 60 mins
Make trace monoprints at home. This will be a relaxed and informal session, making use of materials that you will find around the home. Inspired by ourselves, we will create self portraits and draw things around us.
You will need:
- A mirror/ things you like (as subjects for drawing - I'll definitely have a tea cup!)
- Paint (poster paint, acrylic paint, block ink)
- Greaseproof paper and sellotape OR an upsidedown baking tray (this will become your printing surface)
- Paper to print onto
- paintbrush (a flat one is handy, but any will do) for applying the paint to the print surface and,
- the end of a paintbrush/ pencil or biro for drawing your design.
We will start with a few, fun exercises to loosen up our drawing before we ink up our print surface (either baking/ greaseproof paper or the back of a baking tray). During the session we will look at one or two techniques for using materials around the home to print with, creating one-off artworks of yourself and items around you. A relaxing and therapeutic way to create quick monoprints - and a technique you can continue to experiment with in your own time.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
- Check the list of materials needed
Meet the Host, Amy Hutchings
Amy Hutchings is a printmaker, based in Bristol, specialising in silkscreen and hand print techniques. With a passion for colour and line, her work captures the every day. Amy is also involved in many different community art projects and loves using art to engage with different communities.
Preparing for the Event
For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).
We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!
What if I can’t make the event?
If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.
Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?
Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy your Mirthy event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.
How do I watch the live event?
Mirthy events are hosted on Zoom, a computer application that allows you to attend online events just by clicking a link. For detailed instructions, please go to our "FAQ" page, which you can find a link to in the nav bar at the top of the page.