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MONOTYPE

 Creating a monotype means creating an original, theoretically inimitable print on a sheet of paper which represents casual combination of forms, colour, rhythm and have complex graphical manner of execution - analogous to "Rorshach's spots", which are used by psychologists as a test for revealing some particular features of person's perception.

This is one of first-year-tasks, and, taking it as an example, we may trace the orientation and ways of ecological-artistic education.

    This task is interesting because of its inner potential, it is attractive for children as well as for grown-ups since it assumes:

  • creating some complex image by perfectly simple means;
  • watching something unusual, which contributes to natural concentration of attention;
  • stimulating imagination and associative thinking, conditioned by semblance of this or that silhouette with certain objects of reality;
  • experiencing of emotional gladness state in the process of recognition;
  • revealing the figure you've seen - by pencil, or soft-tip pen, or painting;
  • completing the silhouette with necessary details - if it is a dog, you should trace it's eyes, ears, tail and so on, and that calls for accurate following the spot's contour, stepping up your memory and besides endows you with certain skills;
  • releasing of conscious and subconscious images, which has a therapeutic effect;
  • feeling delight with regard to inevitably successful work.

And at the same time this task gives teacher an opportunity to follow accents in child's world outlook and to adjust further individual working with him.

This time we will show you only small part of this series; they were created by not only first-year students, but elder ones as well, for monotype didn't become less attractive and unusual for them. In the meantime we will place here the rest part of fund works and some new pieces.

Dear guests! If you're not acquainted with this technique. Your age, profession and so on doesn't matter, you may create your own, personal, unique work for you and by yourself.

What you need for it is:
a) - any smooth surface: a piece of glass, plastic, or just well-polished table;
b) - this surface you should cover with paints, not very thick and not watery; any paints you like, aquarelle, gouache, or any other soluble with water; any way you like and any colours you prefer, it may be just one colour;
c) - on this flatness covered with paints then you should lay a sheet of paper and press, smoothing on with your hands;
d) - lift this sheet from the surface, turn it, get surprised with what you have done and then leave it to get dry;
e) - if you didn't like what you've made and it didn't inspire you, then try another print, add some other colours and so on;
f) - when the print is dry, watch it thoroughly and outline the creatures you have found, plants, architecture and enigmatical something with soft-pen or pencil, completing some details if you wish. Or you may correct something using proper paint, if you need it.

You have created interesting picture by yourself, it reflects your IMAGES, your FEELINGS, your UNKNOWN, your SURPRISING!

If you are fond of it, design it with a frame, invite your natives and friends and open an exhibition of YOUR work. I wish you creative gladness and success.

V.Tsiliakus.

Now 2 exhibitions are opening - 99 works.
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