Printmaking Without a Press with Suzanne Benton

Master Artist Print Workshop

Printmaking Without a Press with Suzanne Benton

 Suzanne Benton. The Adored. Monoprint with chine colle. Suzanne Benton. The Seeing Eyes. Monoprint with chine colle. suzanne-benton-the-fall-monoprint-with-chine-colle-35-5x26-in

2-Day Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11, 2018
10am-4:30pm each day


Students learn, experiment and practice printmaking-without-a-press using inking, line, painterly, and stencil techniques to create a series of monoprints. We use oil-based etching inks and printmaking plates made of Plexiglas and acetate. Stencil-raised plates can be fixed or re-positioned for multi-colored prints with and without registration. Available and easy to make tools will work the pressure. Chine collé will be taught. Picasso’s rinsed prints technique will be discussed. Teaching methods feature demonstrations, examples of hand pressed prints, and dialogue with and between students. Students create a variety of prints and gain an abiding knowledge of printmaking.

Suzanne Benton. Eckerd Print Studio
Suzanne Benton, an international recognized printmaker, sculptor and performance artist, creates artworks drawn from myth, history, literature, and legend. Her signature monoprints speak of a cultural outreach spanning 31 countries. Honored with numerous artist residencies and grants, such as a Fulbright (India) and artist-residency at Harvard University. Benton has exhibited in 150+ solo shows. Her work is collected worldwide. She is and has been listed in various Who’s Who’s (in America, of American Women, and of American Artists.)


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Materials brought by student.:
(Other materials will be provided by instructor for $25 fee, please bring cash or check made out to instructor on first day of workshop.)

*BFK Rives Printmaking Paper (White 22” x 30”, 250 gsm). 3 sheets. Suggested Art Store: BLICK on Westshore Blvd in Tampa OR BLICK On-Line
* At least 1 8×10 Acrylic/Plexi Plate (more if you wish to create multiple plates). 1/8″ thickness preferred (1/16″ thickness also works). Available for purchase at The Home Depot.
*1 2in flat bristle brush, and brushes desired for painterly prints
*12″ or 18″ ruler, rigid and preferably transparent
*Ballpoint pen and Pencil
*Empty Salt Shaker
*Large metal and/or wooden spoon
*Small set soft pastels (optional)
*Plastic container with lid


Member: $220
Non-Member: $240

$25 Materials Fee to Instructor Covers Some Materials. Student must provide materials listed above.


PARKING DISCLAIMER: Please note that the Morean Arts Center is located in a rapidly developing portion of downtown St Petersburg, FL. Parking in our two designated lots is limited and cannot be guaranteed. You may have to park your car up to several blocks away in a 2-or-3 hour parking spot. Our instructors are aware of the possibility that you may have to excuse yourself from class to move your car once your parking time has expired. The Morean Arts Center is not responsible for parking tickets nor will refunds be issued on the basis of having to park your car outside of our designated lots.