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Monotypes - Shape and Line NEW! Class May 2

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Monotypes - Shape and Line Class ONLINE
Sunday, May 2, noon-3pm MDT
Instructor: Theresa Haberkorn
Limit: 12 students. Includes class kit + shipping

Monotypes are fun to play with! Each print is unique because of the nature of the process. With monotypes, ink is applied directly to a smooth plate and manipulated in various ways before the print is pulled. Contrast it with relief printing, in which ink is applied to a carved block and used to produce the same image over and over again. Monotype printing invites experimentation since it’s easy to rework and erase areas by simply wiping ink off the base plate. The process is full of happy accidents! In this class local printmaker Theresa Haberkorn will focus on how to use shape and line to take your subject or theme and translate it into a print. She’ll demonstrate how to work with the ink and how to use some simple tracing and stencil techniques before you get started on your prints. She’ll work alongside you, making comments on what she’s doing and why. It’s interesting when she points out her happy accidents! Theresa invites everyone to share throughout the class so that she can provide direct feedback. She’s taught for years, and finds that everyone learns from what others are doing. To provide you with the best experience, Theresa has selected professional level materials for the class kit. The mulberry paper is an exceptionally pure paper that’s strong despite its light weight, and the non-toxic, oil-based inks make a smooth impression and clean up with just soap and water. Join Theresa for this fun and creative exploration of monotypes. Her own monotypes and block prints are stunning. Go to to see examples and be inspired.

To receive your kit in time for class, register by April 18 if outside Colorado or April 25 if in Colorado. We ship the kits via USPS Mail and will email you the tracking number. If you are a Boulder local, you can pick up your kit from our Pearl Street location by choosing “curbside pick-up” when registering. Kits can only be shipped within the USA. If you’re outside the USA and would like to take the class, please contact us for information.

Class Kit Includes: rubber brayer, wood knob "baren", small set of water soluble (oil-based) inks – white, yellow, red, blue, and a transparent base, mulberry paper for printing, paper sampler pack, flat palette knife, one pair of nitrile gloves, cotton swabs, two thin 8x10” plexiglass sheets (one for inking, one for a palette), acetate sheet, class handout, pre-class video on materials and set-up. Kits will begin shipping at least 3 weeks before the class date or earlier.

Please bring the following materials:
A couple of brushes. It’s useful to have a flat and a round one. It’s also helpful, but not necessary, to have different sizes.
-Craft knife and surface to cut on
-Scrap paper for sketching
-Rags, paper towels, and scrap paper for clean-up
-Spray bottle of water, plus extra water to clean up as you print
Textured materials that can get inky, such as lace, fabric, string, plastic mesh, buttons, corrugated bits of cardboard, etc.
-Images or objects to have at hand as a visual reference and source of inspiration for your prints. Gather things that are meaningful - things that deeply resonate with you and you find uplifting
Optional: heavyweight copy paper to practice on
-Optional: pencils with a rubber eraser at the end
-Optional: all purpose spray cleaner
-Optional: baby or other wipes for cleaning hands
-Optional: a pad of Sumi Mulberry paper, thin to medium weight, to make extra prints
Optional: additional brush sizes and types to create different effects and textures in the ink.  For example, fine liners to flat wide ones, or stiff and smooth – whatever is at hand. Each will give its own texture and effect so choose accordingly.
-Optional: extra brayers for changing colors. (One brayer is included in the class kit.)
Optional: extra nitrile gloves. (One pair is included in the class kit.)
-Optional: extra palette or flexible putty knives, about 1” wide, for mixing ink
-Optional: additional 8x10 inch sheet of plexiglass for ink

Be sure to look for an email with class details sent out the Monday before the class. The email includes a Zoom link to login, the class agenda, a materials list, and information on any pre-class prep. You’ll also receive a reminder email the morning of the class. If you don’t see the class email from us check your spam folder. No email? Double check the email address you entered when you registered. It's on your order confirmation. If there's still an issue, contact

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made 3 weeks before class can either be refunded or used to pay for another class. If the class kit has already been shipped at the time of cancellation, the price of the kit plus shipping will be deducted from the refund amount. Two Hands Paperie retains a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. For cancellations made after the cancellation deadline, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee cannot be transferred to pay for another class. You may, however, gift the class along with the class kit to someone else; just notify us of the switch. These policies are to ensure that THP and teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 4 students are enrolled one week before. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be contacted via email and refunded the FULL class fee.

Instructor Bio
Theresa Haberkorn was involved in the arts from a very young age and began her formal art training in high school at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida, After graduating from the University of South Florida in printmaking in 1994, Theresa has exhibited her award winning woodcut prints in national and international galleries and exhibitions. Her work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections including the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado, The Children’s Hospital of Denver, and Denver Hospice. In a continued exploration of her work, Theresa has been an artist in residence at the Grand Canyon National Park on the North Rim, and both the Tin Shop and Randall Whyte House in the Art District of Breckenridge Colorado. Theresa is also a popular instructor at the Art Students League of Denver and in her studio in Boulder. View more of her work at