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Printmaking – Monoprints with Meshell Melvin

This is a fast and easy printmaking technique. Using acrylic paint on a smooth surface (glass or tin), students paint an image onto it. Paper is then applied and the print is pulled off. Students are encouraged to work quickly (the paint must not dry) and so it is common for each student to produce a number of prints.

Grade Suitability:


Maximum Class Size:

25 students

Time Required:

1 1/2 - 2 hours

Material Required:

Smooth surfaces, acrylic paint, brushes, pallets and paper.

Language of Instruction:




Special Notes:

This program requires extensive prep time. For each hour of instruction, 1/4 of prep time will be added.

Meshell Melvin

Meshell Melvin began her creative career in London, Ontario where she received a combined honors degree in English and Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario in 1989. In 1997, while still at school, Meshell began teaching art classes for children of all ages and has continued this practice throughout her career. She has an enthusiasm and passion for teaching that parallels her devotion to her own work. Meshell moved to Whitehorse with her two boys after spending ten years of her practice in Atlin, B.C. There she ran Dragon Studio, her gallery and workspace. Meshell has been exhibiting in Whitehorse since 1995. Her work has been featured in newspaper, on CBC radio and television, and in Out of Service magazine.

Contact: 867-393-4696


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