For Week 9, Assignment 4: Myths and Legends-Printing the Story (Part 1) Greek Myths and Monotype Printmaking 3/29

Monotype examples

    It is essential to FINISH the Built Metropolis project by Wednesday of this week, March 28. Firing takes place once a week on Thursdays, therefore it has to be put on the shelf for firing by the morning of March 29th.
    I sent an email to people who were not in attendance for the clay making working session with instructions. Please let me know it was received and if you have questions. You will have to work outside of class to finish the project.
    I am available for assistance to all on Tuesday, March 27, for most of the day. Please let me know via email if you would like to meet in the Wet Lab on Tuesday. Please indicate your available times.


    A. COMPLETE A TWO PAGED SHORT READING on Nine of the Most Famous Greek Myths attached (here.) 

    B. Based on your choices from the readings, create two interpretative drawings on 8×10″ drawing paper (not in your sketchbooks). The pages must be loose to serve as tracings for your printing process.
    C. Once the two drawings are complete put them on tracing paper or scan and print them in reverse. This way the monoprints will not print out backwards when put through the printing press. 
  • Please note it is important to bring the MATERIALS LISTED BELOW for working in class! The more you bring, the more working options you will have.
    Old paintbrushes in two sizes

    -Several sheets of Newsprint
    Small pieces of Bristol board or flat found objects such as leaves or fabric. You will be cutting them and using them as stencils.
    -Cash money to pay for the printing plate ($3.00 per plate) Each student will have to buy their own.
    -3 sheets of rice, printmaking or watercolor paper 8×10″ in size. These specific papers are absorbent, strong and best suited for the process. One large sheet of printing paper can be cut up into several 8×10″ sizes.
    When you go to Blick, ask for the rice, printmaking, and watercolor paper prices to see what is the most affordable for you.
    If you buy BK Reeves paper (for example) and have some left over, we will be using it again in two weeks for the drypoint printmaking process.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

About Alaiyo Bradshaw

Assistant Professor First-Year Course Coordinator, Drawing the Figure, Drawing the Imagination Parsons The New School for Design First-Year Course Coordinator, Drawing/Imaging, Drawing Skills Indian School for Design and Innovation (ISDI) Parsons Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Professional editorial and children's book Illustrator
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