Mono Printing Workshop with Illustrator Liz Anelli
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where the Wild Things Are
Join Illustrator Liz Anelli for a mono printing workshop. Like the ‘old fashioned’ photography in One Photo, printmaking is a mechanical process with elements of chance. You never quite know how each drawing will turn out and it only prints once. You can take second impressions but the ink quickly fades. This is why Liz used mono printing in One Photo and you will learn how to do it too! Ages 9+
About One Photo:
Dad came home one day with one of those old cameras, the kind that use film. But dad didn't take photos of the regular things people photograph... A poignant story about love, loss and legacy; one son, one family, one photo. A picture book about how a family learns to cope with a father dying from early onset Alzheimer's disease.
About Liz Anelli:
Liz makes pictures using collage and printmaking as well as paint and pencils, collecting ephemera on her many travels to weave into stories. She delights in complex city scenes and is well known for her large scale illustrated maps. But most of all she loves to draw – any time, anywhere. Starting with early years spent drawing on the backs of her dad’s electrical circuit diagram papers she graduated to documenting the dinosaurs at London’s Natural History Museum and now has a ceiling-high stack of sketchbooks full of inspirations from around the world. Her passion for drawing has contributed to international research with the British Council and Big Draw.
I chose mono print. Like ‘old fashioned’ photography, printmaking is a mechanical process with elements of chance. You never quite know how each drawing will turn out and it only prints once. You can take second impressions but the ink quickly fades. The nature of the process also slows you down, things become difficult. If you lean on the paper the ink underneath will smudge your drawing. You need to draw and write everything back to front for it to appear the correct way round on the print. This intentionally reflects what is happening to dad as his faculties fail.