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.
Traditional and Non-Traditional Experimental Print Workshop with William Contino
June 26-30, 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.
This first workshop is directed at the use of traditional and non-traditional printmaking to investigate image making and idea generation. Over the course of the week students will be working in a well-equipped traditional print shop and with digital facilities to experiment with print processes in creating a strong body of work. Emphasis will be put on the development of ideas, opening the door to new forms of image making.
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.