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  • Time:Tues, 6-9pm
  • Duration :Fall I: 7 wks
  • Price $ 280 Member - $350 Non-member

Monotype Printmaking: a new angle with Anthony Kirk: Tuesdays 6-9pm

Anothony kirk Adult Fall/Winter 2023

Fall I: September 19, 26. October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.

Cost: $280/members and $350/non-members.

Please call the Guild at 203.438.8863 to sign up for Fall I 2023


Fall II – 6 Classes

November 14, 21, 28. December 5, 12, 19.

Cost: $240/members and $300/non-members.Please click here to sign up for Fall II 2023

Several years ago, as an invited Master Printer at Woodstock School of Art’s annual Monothon printmaking fundraiser, I noticed that a very tall woman was seated at a table brushing ink on to a monotype plate. The seat was too high for the table, and she looked very uncomfortable. In her own studio this artist painted standing up at an easel. It was then that I suggested affixing her monotype plate to a wall, and since then, this is her preferred approach to monotype printmaking.

This method has many advantages. While holding a brush not only can the artist work with the wrist but also can move the brush around from the shoulder. The ability to step back from the work at a distance is an added benefit especially if you turn your back to the plate and view your composition in a handheld mirror. This of course is how the plate will print. 

In this workshop the walls will be protected with butcher paper and the plates attached to the walls at a comfortable height for each artist whether they prefer to work standing or seated. A 12 x 12 ins Plexiglas mirror will be available for each artist.


Participants should bring:

Preliminary sketches drawn to 18 x 24 ins, 16 x 20 ins or 11 x 14 ins  on tracing paper or acetate

2 inch, 1.5 inch, 1 inch brushes plus some smaller brushes

Bounty paper towels

Q- tips

Water-soluble crayons such as made by Caran d’Ache or Mungyo extra soft water soluble oil pastel.

A portfolio to take prints home with.


Instructor will bring:

Printmaking papers such as Magnani Pescia, Somerset, Rives BFK to sell at cost.

Approx. $6.00 to $7.00 per sheet.

Plexiglas sizes 18 x 24 ins, 16 x 20 ins and 11 x 14 ins. plus a selection of smaller plates.

Cotton rags.


Anthony Kirk: For more than four decades Anthony Kirk has been involved in fine art intaglio and relief printmaking first as a student at Winchester and Chelsea Schools of Art in the United Kingdom, then as a lecturer, instructor and Master Printer in the US. From 1987 to 2000 Kirk was head of the etching department at Tyler Graphics where he collaborated with Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell and John Walker among others in the printing of their editions.

In his career as a Master Printer Kirk has witnessed the introduction of methods and materials which are non- toxic and make unnecessary the traditional solvents associated with printmaking. He has taught these innovative techniques at Boston University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the Hotchkiss School, Fine Art Work Center, Provincetown, Woodstock School of Art and Manhattan Graphics Center. Kirk has exhibited his own prints widely including Footprint International, The Royal Scottish Academy, and the 3rd International Print Biennale, Newcastle, England.

Monotype, by Anne Marie Tetelman