In this class participants will learn how to create more complex prints utilizing Monotype. The fast nature of plate creation with this medium allows an artist to spend more time focusing on other techniques and aesthetics. Participants will utilize various forms of more advanced registration and create prints that have multiple plate runs through the press. Combining those techniques with ghosting, ink modification, printing either wet or dry mixed with Chine-Collé will be demonstrated and encouraged.
Nick Karvounis is a multi-disciplinary artist and printer who lives and works in The Bay Area. For the previous five years Nick was full-time Faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, where he developed curriculum for multiple disciplines and levels of study, coordinated Printmaking at the Edna Manley College of Art in Kingston, JA, and was the Resident Master Printer at Dolphin Press and Print. He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute, a Professional Printer’s Certificate from the Tamarind Institute of Lithography and an MFA from the California College of the Arts. Nick has taught and lectured nationally and his personal and collaborative printed matter has been collected by The Whitney Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art (NYC), The Library of Congress and The Rutgers Innovative Center for Print and Paper. www.nickkarvounis.com