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Inspired By Place: Open Air Monotypes on the Farm

May 18 @ 9:00 am - May 19 @ 4:00 pm


NEW TIME and PRICE! — Now just 2 days!

With Nanette Wallace and Lisa Ellis.

In this two-day workshop we will create monotypes outdoors, inspired by our surroundings at the beautiful Plas Newydd farm. This large family farm located alongside the Lewis River has a diverse landscape, with rolling fields, mature forests, old barns, wild flowers and plenty of watery goodness to draw inspiration from, and a lovely farmhouse for us to take refuge in. Inspiration can take many forms when working in and around nature, and any direction that inspires you will be supported in this workshop, representational or non-representation. We will create one of a kind prints on paper, monotypes, with an emphasis on light, value, impulse, experimentation and joy!

We will apply and remove ink onto printing surfaces, (aka plates) with brayers, cotton cloths, brushes, and other tools to make original singular images printed on paper. This workshop will include a combination of instruction, demonstration and individual work time. A range of additive and reductive monotype techniques will be covered. The workshop is open to all levels, 18+; no prior experience is necessary.

Workshop materials will be included with the exception of paper. Each participant will begin with some paper to experiment with, and additional paper will be sold on a per-sheet basis. Each sheet is large enough to print 2 to 12 monotypes, depending upon the size of your plate. Sheets of high quality printmaking paper cost up to $7.50 each, plan to budget $15 (or more) for additional paper. We will provide an optional material list prior to the workshop; recommended papers will be listed on the materials list if you prefer to bring your own.

The workshop will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day (Saturday & Sunday).

Light snacks, coffee, tea and water will be available free of charge. Participants should plan to bring lunch for each day, comfortable shoes for walking and standing, and layers of clothing for working outside in the fickle spring weather.  

A $50 materials fee is included in the cost of the ticket for basic materials. See above for more detail on additional materials.

Scholarships are available if cost is a barrier! Please email arts@pnfarm.com to inquire. We received a generous gift to seed our scholarship fund, and don’t want to turn anyone away if we can help it!

*** Please note — Ridgefield is about 45 minutes from most parts of Portland, and an easy, pleasant drive against most of the traffic of morning and evening commutes. If you’d like to stay in the area for the weekend, please reach out to Abby at abbyb@pnfarm.com for advice about local accommodations. 



May 18 @ 9:00 am
May 19 @ 4:00 pm
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PN Farm Arts Initiative
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Plas Newydd Farm
Plas Newydd Llc.
33415 NW Lancaster Rd. Ridgefield, WA 98642 United States
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(360) 887-3531
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