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Fri, Apr 28


Cape Cod Museum of Art

Monotype/Painterly Print 3-Day Workshop with Joyce Gardner Zavorskas

Friday-Sunday, 4/28-4/30, 10-3 pm. Joyce Gardner Zavorskas instructs students in the creation of painterly, spontaneous monotype images in this 3-day workshop. Demonstrations include chine collé and trace monotype to encourage individual exploration of artistic expression.

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Monotype/Painterly Print 3-Day Workshop with Joyce Gardner Zavorskas
Monotype/Painterly Print 3-Day Workshop with Joyce Gardner Zavorskas

Time & Location

Apr 28, 2023, 10:00 AM

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA


The Museum School at the Cape Cod Museum of Art presents:

Monotype/Painterly Print 3-Day Workshop with Joyce Gardner Zavorskas

Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30, 2023, from 10-3 pm.

Member $265 / Non-Member $280 cost includes $40 materials fee.

Monotypes are paintings on smooth acrylic plates transferred to paper once only. Students create painterly spontaneous images on smooth acrylic plates using small rubber brayers, brushes, and oil base etching ink. Dampened 100% rag paper placed on top of the inked plate, and passed through the press with gentle pressure, produces a unique impression that is intimately and permanently bonded with the fibers of the paper. The glistening layers of radiant ink create truly unique images with depth, mystery, memory, and delight. Demonstrations each day including chine collé and trace monotype will encourage individual explorations. Clean-up will be baby oil or Gamsol. 

Material list

  • Bring new smooth Plexiglas plates if you want to make a specific size of monotypes. Joyce will have extra Plexiglas plates available to use, but it is good to have several of your own, cut to the same size you want to overprint!
  • 2-3 soft Speedball soft rubber brayers,1.5” is the best size
  • Assorted bristle brushes, 1 small, 1 medium, and 1 large, for painterly marks
  • 2 Palette knives to mix ink colors, 3-4” blade
  • 2B pencil
  • Black china marker
  • One roll of paper towels or clean soft rags
  • Newsprint pad 18x24” to bring home prints each day
  • Extra printmaking paper such as white BFK Rives 250 grams size 22x30” if you have any
  • Study sketches and photos for reference
  • Small sketchbook to take notes and sketch ideas and memories
  • Optional: Charbonnell oil base etching inks in 60ml tubes for making luminous layered monotypes. Joyce uses these inks mixed with Gamblin White to make all her painterly monotypes. They are highly pigmented and stay moist in the tubes for years. Six basic colors: Primrose Yellow, Ruby Red, Orient Blue, Yellow Ochre, Raw Umber, and Cerulean Blue.

Joyce Zavorskas received a BFA at Syracuse University and MFA in Painting and Printmaking at MassArt. She worked in her loft studio at the Fenway Studios in Boston for ten years, and received commissions from Pfizer Corporation and Beth Israel Hospital, among others. Residencies include Vermont Studio Center, Great Spruce Head Island in Maine, Master Printmaker at Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, and Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Collections include Pfizer, Thyssen-Bjornemisza, Fidelity Investments, Seckar & Warburg, London, Cape Cod Museum of Art, PAAM, Cahoon Museum of American Art, and the Wiggins Collection of Prints, Boston Public Library.

Cancellation policy: CCMoA must be notified 1 week prior for a refund.


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