Unlike working with line-based imagery and flat shapes, this workshop will focus strictly on halftone screens and process color printing. This technique is primarily used in the offset industry, but translates to the medium of fine art Screenprinting. For high volume full-color editions this method can be more economical than other mediums, plus it has a unique aesthetic of it’s own. Students will learn how to properly prepare film work in Photoshop including splitting channels, creating custom halftones and properly adjust tonal ranges for this specific process. This workshop will also cover all aspects of screen and ink preparation plus edition printing.
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