Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Bert Yarborough Chasing the Ghost and Developing Imagery Through Monotype August 14 to August 19, 2016 Tuition: $600 Workshop: 9AM-Noon Discipline: Printmaking OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

The directness and immediacy of monotype printing is an excellent vehicle for artists desiring to expand the possibilities of image making. Using the “ghost”, the latent image that remains on the plate after initial printing, provides you with the architecture for further creative development. The basic techniques of monotype printing will be demonstrated and processes such as trace monotype, chine colle, collage and the use of stencils will be introduced in order to facilitate experimentation. A portion of the workshop will also allow participants to work from the figure. Emphasis will be on process, change and the development of each student’s unique visual language.


Bert Yarborough has a degree in Architecture from Clemson University and an MA and MFA in Photography from the University of Iowa.  A former two-year Resident Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, he served as Visual Coordinator for four years and is now the Chair of the Visual Committee.  He has received two NH State Arts Council Grants in Painting, and NEA grant in sculpture, a Fulbright Fellowship to Nigeria, and as Visual Arts Residency Fellowship to Civitella Ranieri in Umbria, Italy.