Learn how to make a monoprint with your MFA art kit or materials from home
Printmaking allows artists to create multiple original copies of their work, similar to making a print on a copy machine. But with monoprinting, the image can only be made one time. Each work of art is unique! Many different materials can be used as the base for making monoprints, such as metal, wood, and even Styrofoam. Artists can add designs with paint, ink, and collage. Afterward, the surface is wiped clean and ready to be used all over again. Onchi Kōshirō, the artist who made the print above, used colorful ink to paint circles and stripes on a wood block.
If you have an MFA art kit for this very activity, you already have all the materials you need! If not, start by gathering all the materials below.
You will need:
- a large plate
- print foam or a clean Styrofoam food tray
- washable markers
- white paper
- colored paper
- glue stick
- paper towel or a sponge