Monoprint on Fabric  a workshop by Mona Essam Eldin

Monoprint is a form of printmaking where the image can only be made once, unlike most printmaking which allows for multiple originals. There are many techniques used in monoprinting that allows a single impression of an image to be made from a reprintable block. It involves the transfer of water-based or oil-based inks or paint from a plate to the paper, canvas, or other surface that will ultimately hold the work of art. Monoprinting allows the freedom to create each image anew. This will allow you to produce abstract compositions, more complex details, and traced contour images. The beauty of this art form lies in its spontaneity and its allowance for combinations of printmaking, painting, collage and drawing media.

Day 1: Introduction to black and white printing with ink rubber roller

Day 2: Incorporating paint brushes into printing (black &white)

Day 3: Adding colour oil paint into printing and using transparent film sheets

Day 4: Using freehand drawing & Beginning creation of each participants projects

Day 5: Working on participants projects

Day 6:  Working on participants projects

About the Artist:
Mona Essam ElDin, 1989, is a visual artist and instructor that experiments with drawing, painting, printing, illustration and art game. Her current work explores mental hallucination in its various forms throughout the history of art movements. Her latest collaborative work exhibited in “August’s Rooms” at the SOMA Art Gallery, January 2019.

She has shown at Medrar for Contemporary Art, 2021, Mashrabia gallery, 2020,
Supermarket art fair Stockholm Sweden, 2020, The 2nd international video forum
Dammam, 2019, and in the collective summer art exhibition at SOMA Art Gallery, May 2018.

In 2008, she acquired the First-place award in the Human rights exhibition at
Faculty of Art Education, and in 2016, she obtained Roznama 5 Award by Medrar gallery.

She also participated in the exhibition of Arab Artists in the Syndicate of Fine Arts in Alexandria in 2016 and “Naema Yanzaf Office 2” exhibition at Gallery Medrar in 2016. She graduated from the Faculty of Art Education, Helwan University in 2010, obtained her Master’s degree in drawing and painting from the Faculty of Art Education, Helwan University in 2016 and is a PHD in 2022.

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