PRINT 609 001, 1 week, 1 credit hour, Lab Fee $50
This course will present a variety of oil and water-based monotype techniques including chine colle, block printing, painted and photographic image transfers, and over-printing. Monotype is a versatile process incorporating chance and improvisation, and can be performed in the landscape as well as in the studio. Painters as well as printmakers will find this a dynamic new medium that is perfect for the home studio.
Aay Preston-Myint is an artist, printmaker, and educator based in Chicago. His practice employs both visual and collaborative strategies to investigate memory and kinship, often within the specific context of queer community and history. In addition to his own work in interdisciplinary media, he is a founder of No Coast, an artist partnership that prints and distributes affordable contemporary artwork, serves as a DJ and organizer for Chances Dances, a party that supports and showcases the work of queer artists in Chicago, and is editor-in-chief of an online and print journal called Monsters and Dust. He holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA from SAIC, where he currently teaches.