Teaching

APRIL 2022: Zoom Classes with Monika Rosen

No-Press Watercolour Monotypes!

Gorgeous student work in watercolour monotype! Artists: Gabi, Janice and Ilana

Discover the magic, beauty and play of monotypes – an art form right at the intersection of painting and printmaking! The monotype is a one-of-a-kind work, that is made by transferring from the original surface on which you painted (acrylic sheet / plexiglass), onto paper. You will learn how you can create this way from home – no printing press necessary! The beauty of working this way is how experimental you can be in the process – you can add, take away, and repeat – and there’s a surrender in the final reveal that is always exciting, and we can delight in together. This a process-based class that will teach you the basics+ of a new medium while touching on line, tone, colour and space. We’ll delve into a couple ways of working with watercolour in monotype, including a very unusual household item that makes magic with the medium!


Tuesday evenings at 7 – 9:30 pm EST
Dates: April 12, 19, 26, and May 3rd.
Price: $180 CAD

*If you know in advance when enrolling that you can’t make a class, talk to me and I can prorate classes*

REGISTRATION:

Canadians: E-transfer me $180 CAD at monikarosen.artist@gmail.com
International Students: Paypal me at monikarosen.artist@gmail.com

PAST CLASSES:
MARCH 2022

I am teaming up with rockstar friend and art educator Sharlena Wood to moderate each other’s classes online, view our Spring registration here or click the headings below! (you’ll be redirected to her website, which is hosting)

Monotypes

Discover the magic, beauty and play of monotypes – an art form right at the intersection of painting and printmaking! The monotype is a one-of-a-kind work, that is made by transferring from the original surface on which you painted (acrylic sheet / plexiglass), onto paper. You will learn how you can create this way from home – no printing press necessary! The beauty of working this way is how experimental you can be in the process – you can add, take away, and repeat – and there’s a surrender in the final reveal that is always exciting, and we can delight in together. This a process-based class that will teach you the basics+ of a new medium while touching on line, tone, colour and space. We’ll delve into a couple ways of working with watercolour in monotype, including a very unusual household item that makes magic with the medium!

Painting From the Imagination

At the heart of this class is discovery and surprise; we will abandon the fully-planned photo reference from which to paint, and instead develop some grounded techniques for exploring and excavating our compositions and color schemes from within. When you engage intuitive art making, you will learn to be present in an entirely new way and will often surprise yourself! We will also explore the vast creative database from which we can pull inspiration, such as our experiences and memories, film, writing, poetry, music, our dreams… so many things that can inspire our process and visual ideas as we are painting! Whether you’re an abstract or realist painter, the goal of this class is to inspire more self-trust, openness, and greater flow, where the act of painting is treated as an adventure!

Self-Portrait: Healing Through Narrative

Join me for a deep-dive class where art-making can soothe our psyches, where our desire for growth and healing can be visually manifested. A self-portrait is an incredible way of working out previously-held or new beliefs you have of yourself; it creates an opportunity for distance, to treat these ideas as they are, not intrinsic to you, where letting go is possible, or perhaps they will resonate in new ways that are healthy to hold on to. They can create an opportunity to gently re-infuse your self-image with greater acceptance, and/or a higher ideal to strive for. We will learn techniques for creating self-portraits from both observation and from symbolic photo compilation, the way that colour and paint itself can be part of the narrative, the many self-portraits created throughout history – some of which don’t even have the artist in them!