The four-week workshop will be divided into 4 individual workshops with 3 instructors. Participants can take a single workshop, two, three, or all four workshops offered. Each week will be focused on an intensive investigation of each specific media. The first week will focus on experimental and traditional print, the second week on sound, the third week on video, and the fourth week on large format digital print.
At the core of these workshops is the use of related software and state of the art computers, in a well-equipped computer lab.
Artists with beginning and advanced technological experience are welcome.
Print Workshop with William Contino
July 17 - 21, 2017
Workshop Fee: $490 Materials Fee: $60
Registration is Open
All workshops will be filled on a first come basis until the participant maximum is met. Once the class limit is reached, a waiting list will be kept.
Contemporary art making has been profoundly impacted by new digital technologies. This workshop focuses on 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, it is designed to help create a context in which to ask questions about the nature of dynamic media relative to the making of contemporary printed images. Further experimentation across media will be investigated and may include drawing, painting, photography, video, and internet interfaces. This workshop will utilize large format ink jet technology, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, and digital drawing.
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, he 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 he 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.