Instructor: William Contino
July 2 – 6, 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.
Workshop Description: Contemporary art making has been profoundly impacted by new digital technologies. This course 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, this course 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. These media may include: drawing, painting, photography, video, and internet interfaces, and will utilize large format ink jet technology, laser cutting, vinyl cutting and digital drawing.
Artist Bio: 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.