Welcome

Monique Wales works primarily in relief and intaglio printmaking. Her artwork is largely nature-inspired, particularly by the magnificent mountain areas in and around Yosemite. Monique hopes to impart on her audience the importance of wild spaces and shine a light on their increasingly threatened inhabitants. She strives to bring into her work the feelings of peacefulness, serenity and wonder she experiences when witnessing the world outside our walls.

Please explore.

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INTRO TO RELIEF PRINTMAKING 2-DAY WORKSHOP

Saturday – Sunday, November 10th & 11th from 9AM – 5PM.

Monique’s goal is to offer the participant both an understanding and an appreciation of the medium of printmaking, along with the basic skills to be able to start a home practice with very little investment in special equipment.

It will be held on November 10th-11th, Saturday & Sunday, from 9AM – 5PM at Ginny Burdick’s A-Sense-Of-Place art gallery, located across the street from Gorilla Quesadilla and Ampersand Ice Cream in the charming craftsman village area of Fresno.

We will cover the whole soup-to-nuts of Relief Printing in her lovely space using a variety of artist’s grade linoleum blocks, very nice Flexcut Tools, quality oil-based inks and handmade professional French and Japanese papers.

It’s a perfect time of year to experiment, with the goal of students leaving with a sweet little edition, multi-plate color experience and advice on translating the newly made linocuts into Holiday Cards!  Yes! Perfect timing to make your own Greeting Cards for that personal, handmade appeal… Sign up for what promises to be a wonderful class!

 

 

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STUDIO

Nestled on a mountainside just outside of Yosemite National Park, daily doses of inspiration are just outside the studio door.

Red Tail Studios is located in Oakhurst, California.  Visitors are most welcome by appointment. (Hey, we might be hiking!)

559.642.3298

printmaker@redtailmews.com

Learn more here.

 

IMG_0144

INTRO TO RELIEF PRINTMAKING 2-DAY WORKSHOP

Saturday – Sunday, November 10th & 11th from 9AM – 5PM.

Monique’s goal is to offer the participant both an understanding and an appreciation of the medium of printmaking, along with the basic skills to be able to start a home practice with very little investment in special equipment.

It will be held on November 10th-11th, Saturday & Sunday, from 9AM – 5PM at Ginny Burdick’s A-Sense-Of-Place art gallery, located across the street from Gorilla Quesadilla and Ampersand Ice Cream in the charming craftsman village area of Fresno.

We will cover the whole soup-to-nuts of Relief Printing in her lovely space using a variety of artist’s grade linoleum blocks, very nice Flexcut Tools, quality oil-based inks and handmade professional French and Japanese papers.

It’s a perfect time of year to experiment, with the goal of students leaving with a sweet little edition, multi-plate color experience and advice on translating the newly made linocuts into Holiday Cards!  Yes! Perfect timing to make your own Greeting Cards for that personal, handmade appeal… Sign up for what promises to be a wonderful class!

 

 

VIDEO

Sometimes, I remember to hit the record button on the iPhone from time to time while I’m in the studio. The videos on this page range between showing the process from start to finish to more basic slideshows of finished works in a series.

New Works

A compilation of recent and favorite works from the studio can be found here. Peruse. Enjoy.

Blog Posts

Lessons in Following

Follow the Child – Maria Montessori Educator Maria Montessori (of Montessori School fame) exhorted her instructors and students’ parents to study their young charges for clues to best help them develop appropriately on their journey through life. It’s good advice. Often, as conscientious parents, we feel strongly about a lack or a richness we experienced …