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IMG 1871Print maker and painter, Jane Bolden, visited the RNRU and gave a one-off workshop in experimental monotype for patients. Monotype is a direct transfer type of printing that can be achieved in a huge variety of ways. Jane showed patients techniques that involve painting with printing inks directly onto a Perspex plate, then rubbing a sheet of paper  placed over the plate and peeling it away, to reveal a beautiful painterly print. Patients were encouraged to explore a multitude of approaches to this medium, using their own designs and compositions to create a large number of stunning, unique prints. As the process has an element of chance involved in the outcome (you cannot see how the print will turn out until it has been pressed) there is great exhilaration and satisfaction at having made something so spontaneous and appealing.

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