Spend a week in the Maine Media Book Arts Studio exploring the narrative possibilities of monotype printmaking.

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What the light was light a monotype print series by Lucky Platt
What the light was light a monotype print series by instructor Lucky Platt

Sometimes referred to as the painterly print, monotypes are often beautifully loose and expressive prints full of “happy accidents,” and as such are especially loved by painters and illustrators. While a monotype is always a unique print, the process can make use of the ink or paint remaining on the plate after the initial print to create an open or defined series – a visual story! Guided by instructor Lucky Platt, the workshop will introduce techniques for applying non-toxic black and white and color inks and paints to a variety of monotype plate surfaces, including traditional plexi, as well as shaped plates made from repurposed tetrapak. Students will generate a large number of prints over the course of the week through technique prompts, and will develop at least one visual narrative series.

The workshop fee includes instruction, the use of water-soluble studio inks and paints, and a generous allotment of fine printmaking papers.

All levels of experience are welcome.

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Instructor: Lucky Platt

Author-illustrator Lucky Platt creates books for children in her lakeside rural Maine studio. She works in a range of traditional art mediums, and her stories explore themes of resilience, healing, positive self expression and inclusion. She has presented art and writing workshops for children and adults through the Maine Crafts Association, Schoodic Arts for All, the Maine Arts Commission and Rockland Public Library, and has shown her artwork in galleries and non-traditional/unexpected art spaces in Maine and New York. In early 2020, she left her work as an arts administrator to devote all of her time to writing and illustrating. She has created two self-published picture books on commission; Imagine a Wolf (Page Street Kids, January 2021) is her debut picture book for the trade market. Lucky is a two-time recipient of an Individual Artist Project Grant from the Maine Arts Commission (2016, 2020), a two-time recipient of an Anderson Ranch Art Center scholarship (2019, 2020), and a recipient of an Ox-Bow Artists’Residency scholarship for printmaking (2004). She studied painting, drawing and printmaking at Vassar College, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Complutense City University of Madrid, and has enriched her craft with workshops at the Maine Women Writers’Collection, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Farnsworth Art Museum and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts among others.