After the successful introduction of "Impressionist Salon" evening workshops in October, the Darien Arts Center welcomes "Monoprint and Monotype Explorations," a two-day workshop aimed at the town's creative adults.

The workshop will take place on Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Exploring several processes and techniques, including painterly monotype, Styrofoam prints, stencil prints and plexi-intaglio, students make one-of-a kind images on an etching press. This process, called monoprint and monotype, is ideal for experienced and beginning artists alike.

"My process is about being fearless about the unknown," said visiting instructor Roxanne Faber Savage. "Errors are embraced and appear as distressed, unclear ephemera giving exceptional meaning to the work." Water-based printing inks will be used, and students are asked to dress for mess and to bring lunch.

A multidisciplinary artist, Savage relies on printmaking as her primary art form. She is a seasoned educator on the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism Teaching Artist Roster. An award-winning artist, she has received recognition for her innovative and original prints on paper, plastic and metal. She has extensive education in printmaking and drawing, studying internationally in Italy as well as the United States. She is affiliated with the Boston Printmakers and the New York Society of Etchers. Her fall 2012 schedule includes an artist residency at Weir Farm Art Center and master printing for artists at the CCP Monothon event.

Her works are featured in solo and invitational exhibitions, and are held in corporate and private collections. Select exhibition venues include 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, the National Arts Club in New York, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, ArtSPACE in New Haven, the Silvermine Guild Art Gallery in New Canaan and LionHeart Gallery in Pound Ridge.

She also teaches printmaking at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Creative Arts Workshop, and the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, N.Y. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from Pratt Institute and a Master of Science in education from Queens College.

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The DAC Visual Arts Studio is at 2 Renshaw Road, Darien. Early registration is required.

To register, call 203-655-8683 or email For information, visit