Blotted Line Printing + Bookmaking Workshop
In this workshop students will learn blotted line monoprinting, a drawing technique used by Andy Warhol for his commercial work in the 1950s. The technique combines drawing and printing to create spontaneous linework full of depth and character. Students will complete a few drawings and learn pamphlet stitch binding to compile the works into a small artists’ book. Students will take their monoprinting materials to be able to create more editions from their drawings at home.
This technique is used by artist Beldan Sezen in her artists’ books. The workshop will begin with a presentation of the artists’ works demonstrating both blotted line technique and pamphlet stitch. Sezen appropriates newspapers and found paper as printing substrate, using the blotted line monoprinting to produce variable editioned works.
This class is suitable for all experience levels from novice beginners to experienced artists.
This workshop is part of a series facilitated by Booklyn represented artists demonstrating book-binding techniques from Booklyn’s Education Manual alongside printing or drawing processes used in their own work. Each student will take home a free copy of the manual to learn more binding types at home.
Teacher bio: Beldan Sezen is a graphic novelist and artist who roots her practice in image perception and the collective experience of (reading) spaces. Her practice takes a bold compassionate stand while being unafraid to challenge the state of human consciousness in regards to gun violence, health care, current threads of social unrest and jingoism. Taking the form of graphic novels, artists books, drawing, essay and installations, her work is combined with a raw outspokenness and minimalistic style that sensitively adds a voice to the unspoken. She lives and works in Brooklyn.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.