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Creative Destruction:  Color Reduction Woodcut Printmaking

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With Guest Artist/instructor Karen Kunc

Dates:  Monday through Friday, August 12-16; 9:30am-4:30pm
18+; for beginning students and beyond
$895 (no discounts available)
Deadline is July 10
Maximum 10; minimum 6
Karen Kunc

Class Filled; call or email to be added to waitlist!

 Course Description:  

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 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.