July 8, 2011
FCMOA-monoprinting

News: Free FRCC-museum art workshop focuses on monoprinting

A free drop-in art workshop about monoprinting will be given from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, on the Fort Collins Museum of Art (FCMOA) patio on Oak Street Plaza in downtown Fort Collins.

The workshop is given as part of Front Range Community College’s Community’s Studio at FCMOA. Information will be available on FCMOA’s fall semester classes. Registration starts at the end of July.

FRCC art instructor Kimberly Anderson will lead the workshop. She will guide attendees through the basics of making a print. Attendees will have created an original work of art by the end of the workshop.

Anderson, who has a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Colorado State University, has studied art and art history extensively in Italy and the Southwest. She has taught a variety of age groups at Colorado State University, FRCC, and North Stokes High School. She has exhibited at university galleries throughout the United States, independent galleries, and other locations. She recently completed a collaborative children’s book with the North Carolina Museum of Art.

According to Tate Online, the Website of the British national art museum, monoprinting is “essentially a unique variant of a conventional print. An impression is printed from a reprintable block, such as an etched plate or woodblock, but in such a way that only one of its kind exists, for example by incorporating unique hand-coloring or collage. The term can also refer to etchings which are inked and wiped in an expressive, not precisely repeatable manner; to prints made from a variety of printing elements that change from one impression to the next; or to prints that are painted or otherwise reworked by hand either before or after printing.”

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About Front Range Community College

 FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online. FRCC’s Web site is http://www.frontrange.edu.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.

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 About the Fort Collins Museum of Art

The mission of the Fort Collins Museum of Art is to engage our community in cultural experiences that promote an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts.

To offer our audiences the highest-quality art experiences, the Fort Collins Museum of Art presents a diverse series of exhibitions, community events, publications and educational programs for children and adults.

The Fort Collins Museum of Art seeks to enrich the cultural life of the region and advance community understanding of the power of the visual arts to foster life-long learning, social interaction and personal inquiry.

FCMOA- a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization funded by member & donor contributions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a retired soccer referee and newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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