Ink, Paper and Intuition: Monotype Printmaking

Phil Garrett Horses


Ink, Paper and Intuition: Monotype Printmaking

with Phil Garrett

Acrylic / All Levels

March 11 – 13, 2022
Friday – 10:00 – 5:00 AZ time (with lunch break)
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 – 4:00 AZ time (with lunch break)

This 3-day workshop will explore the spontaneous and dynamic medium of monotype printmaking, a very user-friendly and immediate art-making process using Golden Open Acrylics, Qor Watercolor, Water-soluble inks and Water-soluble drawing materials. The monotype offers a way of working that can be spontaneous, fluid and very painterly.  Images can be developed in a relatively short space of time, and because the plate retains a thin layer of ink after being printed (the so called ghost image,) it is easy to modify the image and work sequentially.

This process has been used to great effect by many contemporary artists including the renowned South Carolina-born artist, Jasper Johns.

Sessions will begin with simple reductive methods, gel plate techniques and progress through multi-plate prints incorporating collage (Chine Colle’) printed on an intaglio press. Use of 8 x 10 Plexi Plates, Gel Plates, Golden Open Acrylics, Qor Watercolor and Water-soluble Inks provided.

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Phil Garrett

Phil Garrett

Phil Garrett did his undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina, and the Honolulu Academy, studying under Gabor Peterdi.  He received his BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1974.  His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the SC State Museum, Greenville County Museum and the State Collections of South Carolina and Hawaii. He has completed numerous artists’ residencies, taught painting, mural painting, printmaking, and watercolor, in Museum Schools and educational programs in the Southeast.

He joined the Golden Artist Colors Working Artist Program in 1998, and teaches acrylic painting in numerous venues. His prints and paintings are in public and Private collections in the USA, Europe and Japan . In October 2005,  2006 and 2007 he lectured and taught workshops on Acrylic Painting Methods in Art Schools in the cities  of Osaka, Tokyo ,Nagoya , Kyoto and Fukuoka Japan sponsored by Golden Acrylic and Turner company of Osaka. He is the author of  the book INSIDE ACRYLICS published by North Light  in August of  2013 .

Artist’s Statement:  My Work is informed by nature, a kind of mythical nature. The power of storms, the spiritual quality of the elements, the beauty, grace and ferocity of plants and animals…. Something greater than myself, something I can’t comprehend. Painting and making monotypes is my search for the mystery within the subject, within myself.

Supply List:

Bring brushes suitable for acrylic paints and watercolor

A few palette knives

Large box of Q-tips

Small to large set of Caran D’Arche neocolor crayons (Watersoluble) NOTE!  The oil and wax crayons won’t work!

#2 pencil

Roll of blue painters tape

Disposable palette

Roll of paper towels

18 x 24 newsprint pad

5 to 8 sheets (22 x 30) of one of the following printmaking papers (RIVES BFK, ARCHES COVER) Japanese Papers for Chine Colle’. I recommend Takach Paper in ABQ for all papers.

A folio to transport paper and finished prints.

Students are encouraged to bring working drawings 8 x10 and 12 x12 to fit the 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.