11:00 – 3:30
Join regional artist Ouida Touchon for a single-day entry-level class exploring the creative possibilities of printing images on paper using an etching press and by hand. In this class, you will learn the unique process of monoprinting. This art form lends itself to experimentation and playfulness, resulting in images that cannot be repeated or editioned.
Using water-based inks and plant material as stencils and offsets, students will create unique and mysterious images that sometimes appear photographic. The transfer of ink to paper is accomplished with an inked matrix, paper, plant materials, and an etching press. Through hands-on practice, each class member will create several handprints, experimenting with various techniques and layers of color.
About the Instructor
Ouida Touchón is a visual artist from New Mexico, now living in Delta, Colorado who spends most of her waking moments at the easel or the press. She has her BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute, and her Master of Art from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in studio arts. In addition, she has studied with mentors and distinguished printmakers and painters in Italy, Mexico, and the United States. Her work has been exhibited at various galleries and museums including El Paso Museum of Art, the Federal Building in Las Cruces New Mexico, and the Las Cruces Museum of Art, Arvada Colorado Center for the Arts, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen. Previous to establishing her home and studio in Delta, Ouida lived in Denver and was an active artist- member of ArtGym Denver where she worked on her portfolio of mixed media and one of a kind artworks.