​​​​Blue Monarch Art Center


​​​Painting Foundations Workshop

(Ages 9-15)


For the beginning to intermediate student. No experience required-only a desire to have fun! This workshop will involve specific exercises designed to help build foundational skills. Students will be introduced to traditional techniques including color mixing, backgrounds, layering, shading, and overlay. Students will learn brush techniques and experiment with various materials such as texture paste, glazes, and water soluble pastes, while completing a piece on 16"x 20" canvas board.  Supply list given upon registration.


Duration: workshop
Level: Beginning/Intermediate

Workshop Date: 

Saturday, May 11, or

Saturday, May 25

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Location: TBD

Instructor: Catherine Griffin

Cost Per Student: $85.00


Mono Silkscreen Printing Workshop

​(Ages 9-15) New!

Mono silkscreen printing is a new and innovative printmaking technique involving painting directly onto a silk screen in a fluid manner. A squeegee is then used to pull a paint medium over the screen, forcing the paint onto the page.  The colors and unique surface textures are spectacular and cannot be achieved through painting directly on paper. The process satisfies both the painter and the print maker.  Thermofax mini screens will be used to overprint onto the pulled print. Supply fee of $12.00 due on the day of class.  Participants will take home multiple prints. Caution: Mono Screen Printing activity is addictive! A $10.00 supply fee due on day of class.


Duration: 4 hour workshop

Level: Beginning/Intermediate

Workshop Date:

Saturday, May 18, 9:00am-1:00pm, or

Saturday, July 20, 12:00-4:00pm, or

Saturday, August 17, 9:00-1:00pm

Location: TBD

Instructor: Catherine Griffin

Cost: $98.00


Independent Study in Clay:

Students will work to complete existing and/or to explore  new projects in sculptural hand building, and/or wheel thrown techniques.

Date & Time: By appointment

Location: BMAC Studio