Leslie Kramer

Printmaker Series: Drypoint with Monoprint and Chine Collé

​Learn drypoint, one of the most direct printmaking techniques, combined with monoprint​ ​and Chine collé, an elegant method of adding colored papers to your prints. We will draw lines directly on our Plexiglas plates with a pointed stylus to create the image. Using Japanese rice paper and found papers, as well as painterly techniques of monoprinting, we'll add color and texture to our prints. You will learn how to print a small edition of your work, and the proper method of labeling prints. You may bring line drawings with you to the first class, but we will also work on sketches during class time.

For beginner to advanced - no previous experience required!

$25 lab fee payable directly to the instructor. Please bring a brown-bag lunch.

About the Instructor

Leslie Kramer received her MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design and she studied printmaking for one year at Stanley Hayter’s Atelier 17 in Paris, France. Her monoprints and etchings incorporate her interest in nature and the man-made as she employs innovative and sophisticated techniques. For 26 years, she taught printmaking and was gallery director at Elmira College in Elmira, NY. She has also taught at Smith College, Northampton, MA and The Rhode Island School of Design.

"My work often combines the use of text and calligraphic marks with a variety of printmaking techniques to evoke time and place. I incorporate writing in the form of symbolic text , either invented or derived from a variety of alphabets. The text functions as image rather than as readable meaning. I am hoping to communicate a sense of history and location along with the passage of time. I am often inspired by my travels and by observation of nature and architecture." - Leslie Kramer

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.