Traditional and Experimental Print Media
Instructor: William Contino
June 25 – 29, 2018
Workshop Fee: $400, Material Fee: $75
All workshops are filled on a first come basis until the participant maximum is met. Once the class limit is reached, a waiting list will be kept.
This course is focused on image making and image processing in relation to experiencing a broad range of printmaking processes and forms. It provides an introduction to the tools, technologies, and concepts necessary to develop the skills to make images within a contemporary print framework. Practices including woodcut, etching, lithography, mono-prints, and new digital inkjet print technologies will be investigated. Printed images will evolve by working with a combination of hand and digital processes, with ink and with computer software, thus allowing the print to be understood as both physical and electronic process. An emphasis will be placed on the idea of challenging the traditional materials, processes and tools used to create printed images. Ideas inherent to the process of printmaking such as reproduction, translation, synthesis, remixing, proofing, recombination, and collage form the basis for discussion and inquiry.
William Contino was born in Los Angeles California and has lived and worked in New York, Baltimore and London. He received his BFA from Alfred University in 1984 and MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1988. William has taught at The School of Art and Design at Alfred University, beginning in 1991 as an assistant professor, working in both The Graduate Electronic Integrated Arts program and the printmaking department. Moving to London in 1997 he continued to teach drawing and painting at the American School in London. In 2003 William returned to Western New York and continues to teach at Alfred University in the Expanded Media Division as a professor of printmaking.
William has exhibited work in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally. Most recently William has been included in exhibitions in Beijing China and in Graz, Austria. His work is in collections both public and private. He continues a studio practice involving a variety of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sound and video.