Summer Expanded Media Workshop

Traditional and Experimental Print Media Workshop
May 18 – June 5, 2020
Instructor: William Contino
Fee: $1200; Material Fee: $286
For-credit option available at additional cost. Please contact us for details.

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This workshop is designed to function more as a residency for students and artists. The first part of the day will be utilized as an introduction to tools, technologies and materials. The rest of the day and evening will be yours to experiment and make. Use of the traditional print studio and digital labs will be available for the duration. This will also be an opportunity to build a portfolio and investigate new methods and processes as they relate to your work.

Contemporary art making has been profoundly impacted by new digital technologies, and how digital print media informs and evolves visual language for artistic expression. Providing each participant with a hands-on opportunity to explore large-format digital printing technologies. This workshop is designed to help create a context in which questions about the nature of dynamic media relative to the making of contemporary printed images. Further experimentation across media will be investigated. These media may include: drawing, painting, photography, video, 3d rendering, and internet interfaces, and will utilize large format ink jet technology, laser cutting, vinyl cutting and digital drawing and fabric printing.

It provides the tools, technologies, and concepts necessary to develop images within a contemporary print framework. Practices may include woodcut, etching, lithography, mono-prints Printed images may 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.

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.


Contact Information:
Email: summerworkshops@alfred.edu
Phone: 607-871-2413


  • IRIS 3047G drum printer 46x34"
  • Agfa Avantra 25S 3600dpi imagesetter 18x25" with stocastic screening
  • 3 - Epson Stylus Pro 7900 24" roll-fed printers
  • Epson Stylus Pro 9900 44" roll-fed printer
  • Epson Stylus Pro 11880 64" roll-fed printer
  • Epilog Legend 36EXT Laser etcher/cutter
  • 2 - Takach-Garfield Presses, Bed Size 42x72" and 34x57"
  • AB Dick Offset Press
  • Stienmesse and Stolberg Flatbed Offset Press 26x34"
  • Inventory of Lithographic Stones up to 24x40"
  • 4 - Large sets of Viscosity Inking Rollers
  • 6 - Large Diameter Inking Rollers
  • Large assortment of Hand Brayers and Rollers
  • NU-ARC Plate-Exposing Unit 30x40" Silkscreen Stations
  • Silkscreen Exposing Unit 36x48"
  • 2 - Large etching bath sinks 42x68"