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Frottage & Monotype Workshop

Lead by artist Charley Young, participants will learn two printmaking techniques, frottage and monotype, to make a one-of-a-kind printed image. In advance of the workshop, participants will create frottage rubbings by exploring textures from their surroundings. These rubbings will then be combined and transferred onto cotton rag paper, using hand burnishing techniques, to create a new image.

About the Artist
Charley Young is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily with drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and public installation. Young’s practice focuses on site-based, indexical modes of mark-making shared between the disciplines of printmaking, sculpture and drawing. Her work challenges the role of the printmaking matrix and envisions the world, both natural and built, as a printable surface ready to be recorded. To date, her work includes large-scale monoprints of historic building facades, intimate portraits of vanishing Arctic ice and small-scale hand casts that record the space between clasped hands of new immigrants. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Charley holds a Master’s in Fine Arts from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University. Young is Regular-Part Time Faculty at NSCAD University where she teaches drawing and printmaking. She works out of her home studio in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

How to Participate
This online workshop is free to attend but advanced registration is required and space is limited. Materials are provided (via contactless pick-up), all ages are welcome, and no experience necessary. If you are interested in participating, please email by Thursday, January 28 at 5:00pm and include the following info:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Indicate if you have any access needs or concerns (e.g. require ASL interpretation, technology support, etc)

More information about the workshop, materials and pick-up, Zoom video links and accessibility features, will be shared with registered participants via email in advance of the workshop.


Saturday, February 6, 2021


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



Register by Email

Kelsey McLaughlin