Monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints made by painting with ink on a plate and transferring the image to paper under the pressure of the etching press. Painterly, direct and easy to layer, they offer a great opportunity to work directly from a complex source image. In this class, we will begin by getting comfortable with the medium. Next students will work with an original photograph or drawing beneath a plexiglass plate, using the image as a guide to create a multi-layered, unique work on paper. There should be plenty of time to make an image with many layers, varied multiples of one monotype, or a series of different images. Saturday, February 27 & Sunday, February 28 from 10-4 $35 Materials Fee payable to the teacher on the first day of class Instructor bio: Claire Kessler-Bradner is a second-generation San Francisco printmaker. Growing up in the culture of the print shop, she developed a love of process and problem-solving, materials, equipment and tools, and the collaborative camaraderie of making together. Her work in printmaking, painting, drawing, book arts, and sculpture addresses the narrative intersection of place and memory. After earning her MFA at California College of the Arts, Claire returned to teaching fine art at the middle and high school level. She has been an artist in residence at Kala since 2010, and her work in book arts is carried by Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley.