Instructor: Ginny Zanger
July 10 - 14
1pm - 4pm
5 sessions

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Painting with watercolor on the silky, water-resistant surface of Yupo, a synthetic paper, lends itself to techniques used in monoprinting such as wiping away and texturing with sponges. Participants in the class will explore painting on this exciting surface, letting the watercolors flow, swirl, and bleed. Then, using the press, we will transform the dried watercolor paintings into velvety monotypes. Participants can work back in to the prints as Degas did, using other media or watercolor paints. Familiarity with printmaking techniques is not required, but a spirit of experimentation is. Participants may also choose to use the workshop to deepen their experience of painting on Yupo without using the press.

Ginny Zanger is an award-winning watercolorist and printmaker who fell under the spell of Yupo five years ago. Her paintings on Yupo have been reviewed in artscope magazine, where she was a featured centerfold artist. She exhibits her work widely throughout Massachusetts, and is currently represented by the Copley Society on Newbury Street in Boston, where she is a Copley artist, and at the Cove Gallery in Wellfleet. She has been awarded residencies twice at the Vermont Studio Center. She holds degrees from Harvard and Boston University, and has studied at Mass College of Art, the Boston Museum School, the Art Students League, and Truro Center for the Arts (since 1988!). She lives and works in Jamaica Plain and Truro, where her muse resides.

All images: Ginny Zanger