Monotype & Monoprints: Making a Unique Impression

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Monotype & Monoprints: Making a Unique Impression with James Rees

May 5 – 7, 2022

Thursday – 10:00 – 5:00 AZ time (with lunch break)
Friday – Saturday: 9:00 – 4:00 AZ time (with lunch break)

**Covid Protocol Note: Masks are required to be worn inside the Sedona Arts Center buildings until further notice.  Masks must cover the nose and mouth, face shields are not adequate. Paper masks are available for no charge.

Monotype is the most painterly and spontaneous of the printmaking processes. In this class we will experiment with a variety of transfer techniques, both additive and reductive methods.

Explore how to

  • have an image emerge from the buildup of a variety of textures and materials
  • create unique (one of a kind), multilayered prints
  • combine traditional printmaking, drawing transfers and painterly imagery
  • use relief processes to create monoprints

Come expand and explore your visual horizons and get tips for finding your own creative path to create a broad range of aesthetic possibilities.


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James Rees

James Rees

James Rees, while maintaining his studio practice, has taught art for over thirty years at the University, College and High School levels. As a practicing artist he has had several residencies and fellowships throughout the United States. He exhibits regularly in Museums and in Galleries throughout the US.  He is an Art 21 Educator alumnus and has worked as a mentor teacher for School of the Arts Institute of Chicago’s Teacher’s Institute for Contemporary Art (TICA). He is also an appointed panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. He is passionate in his advocacy for the arts and currently serves on several national advisory boards and state art education committees.

He is a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar and has also received several awards for his teaching most recently most recently as the National Art Educator of the Year from the National Art Education Association.  He also currently serves as on the National Art Education Research Commission and has served twice  on the National Art Education Association’s Board of Directors.

Students bring the following supplies:

1- BFK Rives Printmaking Paper – 22″ x 30″, White, 280 gsm  (6-8 sheets)

2- Variety of brushes (rounds & flats)

3- apron

4- Several Rubber gloves (surgical)

5- Pencils

6- sharpie

7- box of Q tips

*8-Paper towel roll

9-Speed ball Soft Rubber Brayer 3”

10-bring existing sketchbook with images to use

$25 Fee covers supplies furnished by James – payment made directly to James on the first day.

1- Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink (water soluble)

2- Akua Liquid Pigments inks (water soluble)

3- Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink (black-Oil Based)

4- tracing paper

5- plastic printing plates

Cancellation Policy

Registration and Cancellation Policies


  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn

In-Person and Online Workshops

  • A student may pay in full or place a $125 non-refundable deposit to save a space in the workshop
  • Any unpaid balance is due at least 30 days prior to first day of class
  • If a student cancels before the 30-day cut-off, the balance is refunded (or cancelled if not already paid) – the deposit is non-refundable
  • If a student cancels within the 30-days prior to class, no refund is given and both deposit and balance are forfeited
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.

In-Person Classes
COVID Health and Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.

  • We require that masks be worn at all times while inside our buildings.  Paper masks are available for no charge. (Face shields alone are not adequate)
  • Thermometers are available in the Gallery and Studios for self-checking of temperature upon entrance.