Artober: 31 Days of Inky Monoprints
Beginner | 4 hours 38 min
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If you can trace an image, you can make a blotted line monoprint. Artist Extraordinaire Courtney Cerruti has spent years incorporating this technique into her art practice and shows you everything she’s learned in this daily practice class series. First made popular by Andy Warhol, this technique utilizes just a few unique materials that create inky outlines that can then be colored in and embellished. In addition to perfecting your monoprinting technique, learn how to make composite images, work on black paper, and paint with metallics. Inkblots and turn-of-the-century ghost signatures round out the month. Whether you color (or paint) in the lines or outside of them, you’ll be inspired by Courtney’s eclectic influences and thoughtful instruction.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Transparency sheet. Courtney has had good results with these:
  • Stainless Steel pointed nib pen - Courtney is using Nikko G, Hunt Globe 513, and Hunt Extra Fine nibs 
  • Straight holder  
  • Nib pen sets shown: Speedball No. 20 or No. 5 General Purpose 
  • F&W Acrylic Ink or other ink -- Courtney is using Payne's Grey, Indigo, Sepia, and White 
  • Dinky dips and eye dropper (optional) 
  • Medium weight paper (minimum 28#) -- Courtney is using Strathmore drawing paper, Canson Mixed Media paper, Paper Source Flat cards, and Hammermill 28# printer paper 
  • Washi or painter's tape 
  • Watercolors -- Courtney is using Prima Watercolors in Odyssey and Prima Watercolors in Tropical and Finetec metallic watercolors 
  • Paintbrushes – Courtney is using a #5 round brush 
  • For Day 11: Acrylic or craft paint – Courtney is using Sennellier 3D liner and Golden high flow acrylic  
  • Baby wipes or Windex and paper towels   
  • Image references printed from PDF
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Learn how to:
  • Choose the best nib pens and paper 
  • Set up materials to master the drawing/printing process 
  • Use a nib pen and inkwell 
  • Combine images and text to compositions         
  • Make aesthetic decisions (color, line, etc.) to create a particular visual impact

What you'll get:
  • Daily video lessons on how to make blotted line monoprints
  • 32 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list 
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from artist Courtney Cerruti
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
29 users recommended this class to a friend
Nora mdz
Thank you so much. I can't wait to do it mixing up visual references.
1 day ago
Pamela Martin
This class was so incredible! Once again, Courtney Cerruti offered a class that was fabulous from the beginning, but she kept adding tips, ideas, tools to make this class one of my favorites! I have never used this technique until now, and I can't wait to work through her projects! I loved binge watching it and taking notes on the type and selected materials I will use to learn what she is teaching in each lesson! Wow! Can't wait! Thank you!
November 21
Claudine Fujii
fabulous class.
October 31, 2022