Mon, May 10 | Cape Cod Museum of Art

Monotype / Familiar Places; 2-Day workshop with Joyce Zavorskas

Students will learn to create painterly spontaneous images on smooth acrylic plates using small rubber brayers, brushes, and oil base etching ink. May 10 & 11; 9:15 to approximately 1:15 (class may go a bit longer)

Time & Location

May 10, 9:15 AM EDT – May 11, 1:15 PM EDT
Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA


Monotype Workshop / Familiar Places with Joyce Zavorskas

Monday, May 10 & Tuesday, May 11 • 9:15 am - 1:15 pm 

Please note: class may run a little longer than 1:15.

This is an in-person workshop

Members - $155 (includes $15 materials fee).

Non-Members - $175

Students will bring images of familiar beloved places, people, or things to each class and 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 will help to develop individual explorations. Clean-up will be with baby oil or Gamsol. 

Beginner to advanced students welcome. Limited to 8 students.

Please Bring: Resource images of familiar beloved places, people or things. 

Only if you have available (no need to buy), you may also want to bring:

!/8” Plexiglas plates cut to size of image you want to paint, 2 of the same size is good

3 soft Speedball brayers,1.5” is the best size (only have 8 for class now)


2 Palette knives to mix ink colors, 3-4” blade

Old telephone books for cleaning brayers

One roll of paper towels or clean soft rags

Printmaking paper such as white BFK Rives 250 grams size 22x30” if you have any

Oil painting brushes long handles

Optional: Charbonnell oil base etching inks in 60ml tubes: Yellow, ruby red, orient blue, ocean blue, dark green, yellow ochre, raw umber. Charbonnell inks have the best radiance and tinting strength.

Winsor Newton Oil Bars or R&F Pigment Sticks, great for spontaneous mark-making

Newsprint pad 18x24”

Artist Bio:

The recipient of numerous awards, Joyce Zavorskas has exhibited widely, including London, Paris, New York and California. Her monotypes and oils are represented locally by Left Bank Gallery. Zavorskas has taught printmaking for 40 years at local museums and art centers, including PAAM, Castle Hill, Touchstone, Simmons College, Bridgewater State University and Cape Cod Community College. She holds three university degrees, including an MFA in Painting/Printmaking from MassArt, during which she studied with Michael Mazur, Peik Larsen, and Joel Janowitz. She has served on the executive boards of the Boston Printmakers, Monotype Guild of New England, Printmakers of Cape Cod and the Creative Art Center.

This workshop is offered in conjunction with Twenty-one in Truro; Vision/Revision, on view 4/22/21 - 8/1/21

  • Monotype Wkshp - Members
  • Monotype Wrkshp - Non-Members


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