TORRINGTON – The Five Points Visual Arts Center is offering a variety of workshops for adults and youth this winter. Registration is required; visit fivepointsarts.org/workshops/ register. The center is located at 855 University Drive and can be reached at 860-618-2167.
January 22: Monotype Workshop, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anthony Kirk will host a three-hour workshop where participants will explore several methods of creating and printing monotypes. We will print with and without a press and also print from a freshly printed print. Known as the counter proof, this allows the artist to view his print in the orientation it was made on the plate and not the mirror image. Without reworking the pie with added ink, a second impression or “ghost” can also be made. This is usually a brush technique where the ink is applied to the plate additively, the ink can also be rolled onto the plate with brayers and then removed with rags and cotton swabs. This is called a reducing monotype.