March 2019 – Bonita Gohler
Folsom Arts Association Artist Demonstration
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM
The Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom
Bonita Gohler – Monoprints on Gelatin Plates
Join us on Tuesday, March 19, for Bonita Gohler’s “Monoprints on a gelatin plate using acrylic paints, stencils, masks, and various mark-making tools” demo.
Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has images or lines that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, where there are multiple originals. A monotype or monoprint is essentially ONE of a kind: mono is a Latin word which means ONE and type means kind. Also known as the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques, a monoprint is essentially a printed painting. The characteristic of this method is that no two prints are alike; although images can be similar, editioning is not possible. Thus each painting or printing results in an original. The beauty of this medium is also in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing media.
Bonita has experimented with many different mediums, including oil painting, watercolors, acrylics, and collages, in her quest to find her style and voice as an artist. She started her artistic career in 1998 by making greeting cards using all sorts of paper media and embellishments.
Bonita also creates mixed media collages, which appeal to her sense of scale and proportion. Going forward, she continues to explore new ways of expanding her creative endeavors, including her latest adventures in acrylic monoprinting. This is the newest medium for her, and so far the results have been fun and surprisingly expressive.
Bonita studied Art History in college. Since then, she has expanded her artistic abilities by taking classes whenever possible.
Bonita’s art can also be found at the Placerville Art Gallery, 352 Main Street in Placerville and on her website at: bonitaspapercreations.com
Bonita Gohler – Monoprints Demo
Join us and meet Bonita on Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The Gallery at 48 Natoma has other classes scheduled on Tuesday evenings. We kindly ask that you park in the back of the building for the demos. The back door will be open for you to come and go.