By: Courtney Conrad

A couple weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in a Monoprinting workshop at the Writers and Artists Festival. We worked with one of Mrs. Ahern’s past students, named Brooke, which was a really fun experience. I had never explored this type of art, but it was a combination of painting, drawing, and printmaking. We worked all day to print multiple copies of multiple different prints, and each person was able to create their own design. Some people did simple flowers, while others did intricate drawings of animals. Personally, I am not an art person, but I had a really great time doing this. It did not take any prior knowledge and there were a range of different art abilities which made all of the final prints so interesting. 

I would recommend this class to anyone! There were a wide variety of materials that you could use such as crayons, watercolors, charcoal, or even just simple colored pencils. This made it super flexible and easy to create anything we wanted. The first day I ended up writing a quote with a simple sun below it, and the second day I did a similar thing.