Monotypes or Monoprints - Lesson Plan Volume 69

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Grades 9-12.

A monotype is created by covering a printing plate entirely with ink and then removing the ink partially or wholly for the lighter and white areas of the picture being made. This process is carried out using brushes, toothpicks, cotton swabs, foam rubber, fingers, etc. The process of monoprinting and monotype printing is the same, but when doing monotypes, the artist works on a clean plate, with monoprints, however, there is always a pattern or part of an image which is constantly repeated in each print. Artists often use some kind of pattern such as lace, leaves, fabric, etc. to add texture. Many effects can be achieved in monotypes that are not possible with any other technique.

Students will…

  • Learn the processes involved in the creation of original monotype or monoprint images.

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Age: 14 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Lesson Plan: Art
Grade: 9 - 12
School Type: High School
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