6 seats available

Monoprint Workshop for Kids

Children and teens 8 years and older can join on their own, younger children should join with an adult!

Artist-Instructor: Alma Sinai

Format: In-person at Alma’s Studio (Erdmannstraße 13, 10827 Berlin) *Note: There is no restroom in the studio but very friendly cafe’s around the corner.

Language: English
English is the main language of instruction, but Alma can speak German and questions can be asked in German. 

May 25, 2024

  • Saturday, May 25, 2024, 1 pm – 3 pm

Cost: 38 € (inc. VAT)

Materials:

  • The price includes all the essential materials: Brayer(ink-roller), Baren(handpress), Spoon(handpress), Printmaking ink, brushes, paper, tape, scissors, some found objects: grocery mesh-bag , leaves, toys, sponges, bubble wraps, etc..
  • You can bring your own additional objects to print from and surfaces to print on (options will be discussed during the first class) and a notebook.

What to Expect:

This workshop caters to a variety of ages, from children to teenagers and adults. This is can be a fun time for individuals or a quality time for you and your family & friends to explore and experiment with the unlimited possibilities that this technique offers. Individually or as a collaboration you can create a diverse range of imagery. The method is not only simple, fun and safe but also incredibly accessible, making it an enjoyable creative activity that you can easily continue at home. The playful and tactile nature of Monoprinting is yet another significant quality that also makes it especially attractive and engaging for kids & teens.

Get ready for a spark of creativity to explore new means and approaches towards making art.

Learn the expressive process of mono-printing with Alma Sinai, she will be sharing insights into her own printmaking practice (without a press) in her studio. Alma will demonstrate the mono-print technique through using printmaking ink to make impressions from found and everyday life objects such as onion/garlic mesh-bags from grocery stores, bubble wraps, toys, fallen leaves & flowers, etc. Create multiple images and compositions during one sitting and get into the flow of printing with a variety of textures, layers and surfaces.

Who is this workshop for?

Children and teens 8 years and older can join on their own, younger children should join with an adult! This workshop is suitable for all levels. You can engage in the process of printmaking even if you don’t have previous art making experience. For those with an existing art practice, mono-print can generate a fresh approach towards your drawings or paintings process through introducing new ways of creating layers and repetition.

  • Topics history of the mono-printing, and discover how artists have used this process.
  • The Basics of Monoprinting, Materials, methods and technical aspects will be discussed along with the creative and experimental possibilities of this exciting process.
  • Bring your own found/everyday life objects, it could be anything that you can make a trace and impression from, like grocery mesh-bags, leaves, bubble wraps, aluminum foil, flowers, toys, sandpaper etc.
  • Build your own composition through using self-defined mediums for trace-making and experiment with printing on different surfaces.
  • Through making a trace from a single object or combination of different ones, you can create a unique or editioned print, either identical or with a variety in color, tone and composition.


About Your Instructor:

Alma Sinai was born (1989) and raised in Tehran. After receiving an associate degree in Cinema from University of Art in Tehran she moved to the USA in 2010. She pursued a BFA degree at RISD followed by an MFA at Parsons. In the past decade alongside being active as an interdisciplinary artist she has also been working as a teaching artist.

Sinai primarily works in printmaking, drawing, video and installation and she usually focuses on binaries such as absence & presence, indoor & outdoor, visible & invisible. Alongside the repetition is one of the common aspects throughout her projects. In the process of recurrence in the print-motifs, patterns and looped video narratives with no exit points, meanings get lost, added and distorted.

She has had solo and group exhibitions internationally in venues such as Dastan Gallery, 009821 Projects, International print center New York (IPCNY), Slaturhusid Culture Center, Site:Brooklyn, University of Edinburgh and Pratt institute. In the past years Sinai has attended residency fellowship programs including Vermont Studio Center and Lunga School in Iceland. She’s been based in Berlin since October 2021 after doing an artist residency program at GlogauAIR.

www.almasinai.com