Monotype for Everyone

Workshop with Marwin Begaye

Marwin Begaye: Monotype

June 10-14, 2024
Limited to 8 – 4 seats left

You could be the worlds most knowledgeable printmaker, and monotype will teach you something. You could be walking into a printmaking studio for the very first time, and will leave confident that you can do this by yourself. Monotype truly is for anyone and everyone. It’s hard to describe how it is that one uses all the tools of printmaking yet shed all of the complexity.

​An internationally exhibited artist, Marwin Begaye examines the issues of cultural identity through the intersection of American Indian and popular cultures. His ongoing research investigates the technical processes related to printmaking and construction of mixed-media art. He has received numerous awards as an Artist in Residence and through juried exhibitions, often negotiating the cultivation of his own skills and opening doors for his students. His work has been featured in numerous publications and he maintains an active exhibition schedule, featured in exhibitions in New Zealand, England, Argentina, Paraguay, Italy, Siberia and Estonia. He is in private, museum collections and the United States Library of Congress, Prints and Photograph Division.

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What’s Included

The studio of MakingArtSafely is well equipped with presses, inks, and all the typical materials and tools. In addition there are plastic plates for painting and drawing on, and all that is needed for Marwin to teach. There is also a good selection of mark making pencils, old brushes, and markers appropriate to monotype.

What to Bring

You could arrive with none of the following items, just the clothes on your back, and be fine.  But you will want to consider the following list.  However, if packing all these things for air travel is overwhelming, there are excellent art supply stores in Santa Fe for anything not already available in the studio, except, of course, those items personal to you.

Note your Workshop Fee is used to provide an extensive array of relevant shop needs, including ink, ink knives, modifiers, a reasonable amount of paper which will cover your learning needs, cleaning supplies, paper towels and rags, tarlatan, newsprint, mat knives, aprons, some drawing acetates, India ink, and a thorough list of other communal creative printshop needs. What is not covered by your fees are non-communal printing supplies such as Solarplates if desired.

  • Source materials such as sketches and drawings, even photographs.
  • Old brushes
  • Scratching tools, anything not too sharp (pack in bag you are checking, remember airport security!)
  • Watercolor and or bristle brushes
  • Any mark making instruments you already own and love for monotype.
  • Laptop is optional. but maybe a flash drive with images that you want to work with while you are here.
  • Large enough luggage to pack small and medium prints, with stiff protector (cardboard or mat board). Large prints can be shipped to you at the listed fee or you can roll them in a shipping tube at your discretion.

That’s it! Any questions about supplies, please feel free to contact us.

Workshop Itinerary

  • Monday morning begins with students arriving at the studio between 9:30-10 AM.
  • Daily instruction is 10 AM to 4 PM with the studio open to students between 9:30 AM and 7 PM. Exception is Friday when the workshop ends at 4 PM.
  • Bring a lunch everyday except Wednesday when we go out Dutch for a late lunch.


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