• Subject : Art Appreciation
  • No. of Sessions : 4 (1 Cycle)
  • Time Schedule : 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Dates : 06 June 2009 | 13 June 2009 | 20 June 2009 | 27 June 2009 | 04 July 2009 | 11 July 2009 | 18 July 2009 | 25 July 2009

  • Fee : AED 450 AED (1 Cycle) + 320 AED for material
  • Audience : 8 to 14 YO
  • Speaker/Instructor : James Matthews
  • Venue : ARTSAWA | ALQUOZ
  • Description:
    Mono Printing lies in the area between painting and printmaking. A flat surface (i.e. glass or a mirror, etc.) is used to draw a design/image on using paint or ink, either painted on or applied with a roller. The layer of ink is either drawn into or wiped away. An impression is taken by placing paper over the inked or painted surface and then rubbing or burnishing the back of the paper, the pressure of the burnishing adheres the image to the paper; usually one impression is taken hence the name mono print; however two or even three impressions can be made.
    There are a variety of ways to make mono prints. The workshops at artsawa will cover these various processes.

    Session 1:
    -Introduction – Linear Drawing Mono-Prints
    -Mark making, line and tone
    Session 2:
    -Painting Mono-Printing
    -Looking at color & mark making
    -Developing textures
    Session 3:
    -Traditional mono printing
    -Collage mono-printing
    Session 4:
    -Over printing
    -Combining various mono-print processes

    James Matthews M.A. is an artist and art teacher currently working and living in the United Arab Emirates. He gained his Master of Fine Art Degree at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Bachelor Degree in Fine Art at the University of Hull, England. James has exhibited his work on a frequent basis in the United Kingdom and the U.A.E. He has taught art to all age groups from primary to adults in many prestigious UK schools and schools in the Emirates. He has won awards, prizes and commendations for his artwork. James is currently involved in producing his own work and work on commission for clients in the UAE. He has produced work for both public and private commissions.