SPECIAL SUMMER INTENSIVE at Highpoint
With Guest Artist/instructor Karen Kunc
Dates: Monday through Friday, August 12-16; 9:30am-4:30pm
Ages: 18+; for beginning students and beyond
Cost: $895 (no discounts available)
Registration: Deadline is July 10
Enrollment: Maximum 10; minimum 6
Instructor: Karen Kunc
Class Filled; call or email to be added to waitlist!
This intensive, exciting workshop will awaken the possibilities of the woodcut printing process for the beginning and advanced printmaker. This approach is not technically tradition-bound...but inventive, with contemporary, creative methods, that can be spontaneous, simple and direct. This expressive medium will be introduced and explored through demonstrations and discussions of cutting techniques, oil-base ink, and printing with the etching press, as well as by hand. Participants will go from designing their images and cutting blocks, to printing a limited-edition print series using a variety of methods and individual discoveries.
About the Instructor:
Karen Kunc explores inventive color abstractions of the natural and human-fashioned world in her prints and artist books, creating ideas of ‘strange beauty’. Kunc is a Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Awards include Fulbright Scholar Awards to Finland and Bangladesh, two NEA/MAAA awards, the 2007 SGCI Printmaker Emeritus Award. Her works have been shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally and are held in numerous collections: MOMA; Library of Congress; Milwaukee Art Museum; Haas Arts Library Yale University; Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland. She has taught workshops around the world, in Egypt, Italy, Finland, Bangladesh, Poland, Japan, France, Mexico, Iceland, Spain; and she has lectured as a visiting artist to over 200 institutions. Kunc has recently launched Constellation Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska, as a creative destination for artist residencies, collaborations and workshops in print, paper, book.
Registration may be completed by calling Highpoint at 612-871-1326 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations are finalized upon receipt of payment.
If payment is not received within one business week your place in the class will not be reserved.