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Groundwerk 9.2: Monotype Printing

View the video recording of this session below

SAT 12 DECEMBER 2020, 11-12.30pm




A monotype is a one-off print. In this practical online workshop, led by artist Sisetta Zappone, learn about the medium, discover various mark-making techniques, and experiment with making your own prints at home. No previous experience necessary!

This workshop is free to attend and open to all but booking is necessary, as spaces are limited. It will take place online via Zoom. Once you have booked, you will be sent the link to join the workshop closer to the time.

Our spaces for joining the workshop with materials included are now fully booked, but we’ve added some additional spots to join and bring your own materials along.

You will need:

– an A5 or A4 sheet of acrylic or glass (e.g. the glass from a clip frame)

– an ink roller

– block-printing inks

– mark-making tools (e.g. scissors, palette-knives, forks, spoons, strings, paintbrushes, cotton buds).

– paper (e.g. selection of tissue paper, newsprint, fine drawing paper…experiment!)

– wooden spoon

– kitchen roll, water, soap


Groundwerk is a monthly series of free practical workshops for artists and creatives wishing to gain the skills to support their practice.



Sisetta Zappone is an artist and teacher. Symbolism and mysticism run through her work. The artist printmaker uses ancient illustrations, natural history manuals and maps, as well as philosophy and literature as inspiration. It’s a world where mythology collides with science, surrealism and Jungian archetypes in mesmerising oddities, zoology and Medieval imagery morph into the funny and the grotesque.

Sisetta trained in Florence’s Fine Arts Academy, and gained Diploma at “Bisonte school of graphic arts” in 2007, specializing in printmaking techniques such as etching on metal, drypoint, linocut, stone lithography and screen printing. In 2011 she moved to South London where she has created her artwork since at Thames-side Print studio. Between 2015 and 2018 she’s been engaged in a number of artists residencies in Italy, Mexico and Germany. In 2019 her first public art piece in Cittanova, Southern Italy.


As a specialist teacher of printmaking techniques and drawing, Sisetta has been involved in community art courses and schools in London since 2011. She currently runs art classes for adults with learning disabilities and collaborates with London Drawing company. She has also worked with refugee teenagers in Germany addressing war and trauma and has taught several courses for children too. Her prints can be found in many public galleries and collections such as the V&A museum and Milan National Print Collection.



Image credits:

Images courtesy of the artist.

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