In conjunction with the Month of Printmaking
Cost: $70 + $15 materials fee.
Experience Level: beginner and intermediate
Max Enrollment: 12
To register please call Art Gym at: 303-320-8347
Students will be painting an image with opaque etching ink on a smooth Plexiglas plate and transfer the image onto an Arches Black cover stock paper on a printing press. The monotype pulled off the plate almost always has an element of surprise since the art created on the plate is flattened, squeezed and moved around the paper is pressed into the ink. The final result on paper may look quite different than the image on the plate.
Tony Ortega holds an MFA in drawing and painting from the University of Colorado and is currently an associate professor for Regis University. He is the recipient of the coveted Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (1999) and the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (1998). He has been a working artist and teacher for the past 30 years and is known for his vibrant, colorful artwork. Tony Ortega’s lifelong goal is to contribute to a better understanding of cultural diversity by addressing the culture, history and experiences of Latinos through his art. His work can be found in Denver Art Museum, Los Angles County Museum and the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center. Tony’s artwork can be found in Denver, Colorado at the William Havu Gallery. He has exhibited in United States, Latin America and other parts of the world. For more information, please visit his web site at: www.tonyortega.net