Pressure Monoprinting

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Kate McQuillen is a Chicago-based artist working primarily in print and installation, and is represented by O’Born Contemporary in Toronto. In 2009, Kate received her M.F.A. in Visual Arts from York University, and in 2001, she received her B.F.A in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art. Kate has attended residencies in the U.S. and abroad, and she currently serves as the Director of the Chicago Printer’s Guild.
www.katemcquillen.comI found Kate’s work while searching for artists who were experienced teachers of pressure printing. Pressure printing is a sort of poor woman’s intaglio and an excellent technique to add to the monoprint repertoire.

Pressure Monoprinting

Kate McQuillen
July 29-August 2, 2013

Learn how to incorporate impressions of physical materials into your works on paper. Cut-paper shapes, fabrics, plant matter, and other soft and thin materials will be sent through the etching press to generate images that range from large graphic shapes or patterns to images that are photographic in appearance. Once the basic technique of pressure printing is mastered, various inking and registration techniques will be presented.

While pressure prints have the capacity to be editioned, we will focus on unique pieces and stretch the traditional definition of what makes a printmaking plate. No prior printmaking experience necessary.


Tuition $775/$720 members
Lab fee $40
Class limit 7


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