Steven James Mayorga
Printmaking is a medium that pushes an artist boundaries, while promoting thought evoking processes that make artist rethink and recontexualize how they approach their practice. Monotype printing is a process that uses a substrate for creating an image on plexiglass and is then ran through an etching press to print the artwork onto paper. This technique is an amazing crossroads between printmaking, painting and drawing.
What You'll Learn
How to work with plexiglass and printmaking inks
To create works on paper with borders in mind
How to write titles, sign and number your prints
To use different and alternative tools for mark making
To use reference materials and work with a subtractive process on plexiglass
Proper printing and paper handling techniques
Learn to be both precious and forgiving with this technique
Steven James Mayorga
Steven James Mayorga (He/Him,) born 1992 in Venice Beach, California, grew up with a strong connection to his Chicano roots. Born to a Mexican father and Swedish mother, he has navigated his life as a biracial artist exploring themes of identity, heritage and mythology. He graduated from California College of the Arts in Oakland with a BFA In fine art printmaking. Steven uses his vast knowledge of art from painting and drawing to using fine art printmaking skills to express his place and time in the world, and how he sees it. With a love for astrology, mythology and the occult, he works to create a new world of wonder and mysticism that allows viewers to consider their own connection to the mythical world around us all, and contextualize themselves in a world not devoid of magic, but rather waiting for artist and poets to create it. Steven works to bring printmaking into the lives of artist and other curious parties, so the techniques and knowledge of creating works on paper, with an emphasis on fine art and expression, live on for more generations to come.
Classical Painting Student
I’m glad to have an opportunity to learn foundation in the traditional way at Kline Academy. Such a class is very rare to find in LA. Teachers are very friendly but not too casual. It’s a hidden gem, definitely.
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