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Monoprinting for Printmakers, Painters, and Photographers with Susan Rostow

July 10, 2022 - July 16, 2022

Art New England  / A Mass Art Program

Week One: July 10–16, 2022

Art New England will take place at Hamilton College in Clinton, Upstate New York
Link to Art New England workshop website 


For more information and registration please contact Jackie Knight jknight@massart.edu

This workshop is designed for any artist who wants to learn how to create unique prints without a large investment in equipment. We will be using the handheld Pin Press which offers the mobility that allows you to create prints at home, in the studio, classroom, outdoors, or wherever you want to go.

A wide variety of the printmaking processes will be covered. Monotype using additive, reductive, and viscosity methods for a painterly or graphic approach. The drypoint process will appeal to those who love to draw and for the collage type artist, stencils and found materials will be introduced. In addition, combining photo images, drawings or illustrations from an ink jet printer always adds excitement.

Participants will explore a variety of inking, wiping and rolling techniques beginning with a simple single plate to more complex multiple registered plates. Demos and discussions will also include properties of individual pigments and understanding the characteristics of Akua inks and modifiers.  All materials used in the workshop are fume free and clean up easily with soap and water.

Susan Rostow is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist. Her sculptural works remind us how to dream and reimagine our world: past, present, and future. Her recent work has been influenced by her Research Residencies at the New York Academy of Medicine and the New York Historical Society, a collaborative project with CENTRAL BOOKING.  Current exhibitions include a solo exhibition SENSE OF PLACE at Atlantic Gallery, NY NY and a group exhibition, PLANT CURE at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Conservatory Gallery. Her work has earned a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant.  Rostow’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Peru, Korea, and Japan. Her work is in public and private collections including the Allan Chasanoff Bookwork Collection, Yale University Art Gallery and the Library of Congress, National Print Archives.

In addition to Rostow’s active career as an artist, she is an innovative inventor of printmaking methods and materials. She is the creator of Akua inks and has made a major contribution to the practice of safer printmaking by developing and teaching printmaking methods without the use of hazardous materials all over the world. In 2012, Speedball Art Products acquired the Akua brand and Susan joined the Speedball team producing instructional videos for the Akua Printshop YouTube Channel. 

Susan Rostow



Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
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