Summer 2018 Workshops & Artist Talks 

concurrent with 
The Monotype Guild of New England’s
at the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury MA.
Register today for these workshops and artist talks related to monotype and monoprint printmaking techniques, taught by MGNE Artists.

Artist Talk with Rebecca Leopoldina Torres

Printerly Thinking In The Digital Age:
History & Relevance of The Art of the Unique Print

Saturday, June 23, 2018 
2:30- 3:00 PM

Since the seventeenth century, artists and art scholars have periodically discovered for themselves the versatile techniques for monotypes and monoprints. From Rembrandt to Matisse, Degas to Jasper Johns, artists have embraced this experimental medium as a means of exploring their ideas in new and innovative ways. Join MGNE President, Rebecca Leopoldina Torres, as she discusses the history of monotypes and explores how artists continue to expand and transform the form and function of monotype printmaking.

Bio: REBECCA LEOPOLDINA TORRES is a professional printmaker, photographer, and writer based in Cambridge, MA. Leopoldina received her BA in Visual Anthropology from Harvard University and is currently on staff at the Harvard Art Museums. In addition to being elected President of the Monotype Guild of New England in 2015, she is a co-founder of the Banter Artists Guild and member of the Newburyport Artists Association’s Printmakers. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries, museums, and print media across the globe.

Artists' Talk with Darryl Furtkamp & Devon Mozdierz

Saturday July 28, 2018 
2:30- 3:00 PM

Artists’ Statement:
Darryl Furtkamp and Devon Mozdierz’s collaborative series of monotypes are meditative reflections fusing western landscape and the natural environments of rural Northern New England. These interpretive works are inspired by and at times directly reference the literary work of contemporary regional authors. The landscapes and culture of each region and place has been deeply formative in the work of both artists. The influence of literary works has enhanced their interpretive connection to the areas while providing a common point of reference. The prints are exchanged back and forth multiple times until one, the other or both artists feel the work is complete.  Their collective regard for place has engendered a deep sensitivity for the regional landscape, its history and culture, and thus also informed the dialogue between their collaborative work.

DARRYL FURTKAMP is the Director of the Chester Gallery of Art and Associate Professor of Art at New England College, and is a practicing painter and printmaker.
Mr. Furtkamp has held various professional positions in the arts with colleges and universities, museums and community-based programs. His experience ranges from college level teaching and curatorial, to art program design and implementation. His previous board experience includes the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Missoula Writing Collaborative in Missoula, MT, Upstream Arts in Minneapolis, MN and the Currier Museum of Art Advisory Board in Manchester, NH.
Mr. Furtkamp’s own works are fictional narratives about the human condition and the rural, agrarian landscape’s relationship to and influence upon it. He exhibits widely throughout the United States and his works are in numerous public and private collections.
DEVON MOZDIERZ is a visual artist and a native of Weare, NH. She holds an undergraduate degree from New England College (Henniker, NH) with majors in both Fine Art and English. She has gone on to receive an MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Idaho (Moscow, ID). Devon returned to NH post graduate school where she is a member of the Art and Art History faculty at New England College. Devon has exhibited her work both regionally and nationally. Her work combines the expansive grandeur of the West with the specificity and closeness of the East.

Artist Talk with Kelly Slater

Saturday August 11, 2018 
2:30- 3:00 PM

Bio: KELLY SLATER is a self-taught artist, most strongly influenced by the color field school of abstract expressionism. She resumed painting after a gap of over twenty years after visiting a major Rothko retrospective at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. For the past six years she has worked towards the goal of achieving her own distinctly feminine artistic voice through the exploration of saturated color in a variety of media—from monotypes and minimalist works on paper to oils and acrylics on paper, board and canvas. She is a founding member of the Cambridge-based artists collaborative “Banter.”

Please contact or 781-934-6634 to register for these workshops.
All classes will be held at the Art Complex Museum
189 Alden Street, Duxbury, Massachusetts

Introduction to Monoprint with Carol MacDonald

Saturday, May 19, 2018 
10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Workshop Cost: $100 (+ Materials Fee: $15)

Workshop Description: Monoprint is a print medium whose simple concept, spontaneous process and elegant results have attracted artists for years. This workshop will get you started in making monoprints through the direct transfer of an image from plate to paper. Working with the etching press, we will explore a few basic processes and techniques. No experience is needed and all materials will be provided.

Bio: Carol MacDonald is an artist, and master printmaker living and working in Vermont. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Lake Placid School of Art. Printmaking has been her passion since pulling her first etching in 1976. She has taught printmaking at Community College of Vermont and runs monthly monoprint workshops in her Colchester studio. Her work has been exhibited at Washington Printmakers Gallery, Silver Springs, MD; Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT; Firehouse Gallery, Burlington,VT; Galerie Maison Kasini, Montreal, Quebec; Papier 12, Contemporary Art Fair in Montreal, Quebec. MacDonald has been an artist fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center.  Her work is in many private and corporate collections. 

Pochoir Re-imagined: Stencil Based Printmaking Applications with Claudia Fieo

June 22-23, 2018 
10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Workshop Cost: $200 (+ Materials Fee: $35)

Workshop Description: Pochoir uses stencils to add ink by hand, creating unique prints or enlivening existing prints with color.  Popularized in French fashion journals and architecture folios in the 1920s and 1930s, pochoir was employed by artists such as Braque, Matisse, and Picasso in their print works.  This two-day workshop expands and reimagines traditional pochoir techniques to explore their potential: adding color passages to print editions, building complexity in color monoprints, or creating a series of monotypes in a more dynamic method. The first day will focus on demonstration and experimentation. You will create hand-cut stencils and masks, experimenting with different materials and methods to understand how they can be used with newly adapted techniques.  Demonstrations will show the exciting potential of pochoir using screenprinting fabric and carborundum, relief and intaglio matrices, and chine collé printed papers.  The second day will focus on printing-dedicated to working with the stencils created on day one, (as well as any stencil designs you have purchased or that you have had laser-cut).  You will have the opportunity to compose a series of monotypes inspired by the possibilities of applied pochoir techniques.

Bio: Claudia R. Fieo is a printmaker, graphic designer, and Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, where she has taught design, drawing, and printmaking courses since 1992. Though her training is in traditional stone lithography, relief, and intaglio printmaking, she has been committed to working with less toxic processes for several years. Her prints and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in more than sixty exhibitions.  Among the public collections that have acquired her work are the Boston Public Library, Newport Art Museum, and Slater Memorial Museum, among others.  Her prints are also in numerous private collections.  Fieo is a member of the Monotype Guild of New England, Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England, and Zea Mays Printmaking in Northampton, Massachusetts. 

Collograph with Joan Hausrath

July 27-28, 2018 
10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Workshop Cost: $200 (+ Materials Fee: $30)

Workshop Description: Collograph is an inexpensive, versatile and non-toxic way to make an intaglio print.  The process entails creating an image on a mat board or plastic substrate by gluing textural elements, manipulating acrylic mediums, and cutting into the plate to create lines, tones, and textures. Participants in the workshop will learn how to prepare, ink and print plates.  The process is especially suited to endless creative possibilities including producing monoprints using chine colle, stencils and printing from multi-color plates.

Bio: Joan Hausrath holds an MFA in Printmaking from Bowling Green (OH) State University and an MA in the History of Art from Ohio State University. After more than 30 years of teaching, Hausrath recently retired from the Art Department of Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts where she taught printmaking, design and art history. For the past twenty-five years, Hausrath has investigated non-toxic alternatives to traditional printmaking processes and has received several grants to support her research. She has participated in residencies at the Edinburgh Printmakers Studio in Scotland; Studio Camnitzer, in Valdottavo, Italy; and New Grounds Print Studio, in Albuquerque, NM. Hausrath is a member of the Boston Printmakers, the Monotype Guild of New England, and the Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England. Her prints are widely exhibited in the US, internationally by invitation, and are in numerous private and public collections. 

Plein Air Monotypes for Oil Painters with Carolyn Letvin

Saturday, August 11, 2018
10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Workshop Cost: $100 (+ Materials Fee: $10)


Workshop Description: Level: Intermediate to Experienced. This one-day workshop will cover the process of taking a basic printmaking process into the field. Using your current oil painting supplies and some simple tools, you can create beautiful, unique prints that will freshen your painting process as well as open opportunities to be able show with organizations like Boston Printmakers and the Monotype Guild of New England. The day will include classroom time for demonstration and critique as well as time in the field for printing on-site. Please bring your usual oil painting supplies. This workshop is open to intermediate and experienced oil painters. If there is inclement weather, we will work from photos and looking out the windows of the Alden Studio (on the grounds of the museum).

Bio: Carolyn Letvin has won many awards through the years, including the Top Award at the 18th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, an Honorary Mention/Sakura Award from the United Pastelists of America/Oil Pastel Association and a second place in the 2014 Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibition. Her most recent award is from Concord Art’s 2017 Members Juried 2 Exhibition where she received the prestigious Nancy T. Baldwin Drawing Award.Currently, her work can be seen at Galatea Fine Art in Boston, MA, Lauren Clark Fine Art in Great Barrington, MA, Hudson Art & Framing in Hudson, MA, and Gallery Wright in Wilmington, VT.