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Cumbria Printmakers

Printfest Workshop 7 MONOPRINT

What you will learn:
• How to work from reference materials
• How to select appropriate papers
• How to turn a drawing into print

Date & Time
The Coro Ante Room

Standard: £40

Students: £30

Age: 18+

Additional details

Doors: 12:45

Max. participants: 10

Please bring an apron and rubber gloves to protect clothes and hands.

By booking you agree to our Conditions of Sale and Entry including our refund policy.


In this workshop you will explore one form of monoprinting. A monoprint is a form of printmaking in which an image is made from a smooth surface, a plate which is coated in ink. In contrast with other printing techniques, only one final image is made, making the technique closer to drawing or painting than other print processes. Direct drawing is sometimes called trace monoprinting or monotype.

It gives a beautiful delicate, or sometimes beautiful and bold, image – dependent on the paper and/or pressure used. It can easily be done at home – there is no need for a press or specialty equipment. It is based around drawing but we will use a variety of items to make marks such as an old comb or bottle lid. Monoprinting allows the artist to take risks and experiment.

You will need to bring some reference photos that inspire you. There will be paper but if you wish bring some interesting papers you might want to print onto, even newspaper can give some lovely results.

Book tickets

  • 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Your Tutor:    Alex Jakob-Whitworth

Alex has been a painter printmaker since studying Fine Art at Leeds University where her final show was mainly etching. Although her practice encompasses a wide variety of media, printmaking remains her first love, as she enjoys the magic of the mechanical process that culminates in the ‘reveal’. Her work is focussed on landscape, and the horse. She finds the possibilities in these as a metaphor for the human condition and our relationship with our environment endless – but also because they are beautiful in all their forms.      
Alex Jakob-Whitworth is a member of Cumbria Printmakers