TORRINGTON — The Five Points Center for the Visual Arts is offering a variety of workshops for adults and youth this winter. Registration is mandatory; visit fivepointsarts.org/workshops/ to register. The center is located at 855 University Drive and can be reached at 860-618-2167.
January 22: Monotype Workshop, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anthony Kirk will lead a three-hour workshop where participants will explore several methods of creating and printing monotypes. We will print with and without a press and also print from a freshly printed print. Known as a counter proof, this allows the artist to see their imprint in the orientation it was made on the plate and not the mirror image. Without reworking the paste with added ink, a second impression or “ghost” can also be made. Usually a brush technique where the ink is applied to the plate additively, the ink can also be rolled onto the plate with brayers and then removed with rags and Q-tips. This is called a reducing monotype.