Kathy Caraccio is a master printer, artist, curator and professor. Caraccio has a BFA from Herbert Lehman College. She was trained in etching color print with Maria Samosa (El Museo del Barrio, NYC, 1972-3), in viscosity printing with Arun Bose and Krishna Reddy (NYC, 1972-3), papermaking by Zarina Hashmi (NYC, 1979), and in Hanga (Japanese water based woodblock printing) with Sensei Toshi Yoshida (Nagano – Japan, 1984). In 1977, Kathy started the K. Caraccio Printing Studio in NYC. She is a member of the Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studios. Her work is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Library of Congress, The Portland Art Museum, The Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, the Fine Arts Museum of California, the New York Public Library (42nd St.), and The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum.
Printmaking: Intaglio, Monoprint and New Experiences
Mondays & Tuesdays
9:30pm - 12:30pm
This workshop will serve as a guided exploration of combining and creating relief, intaglio, and mono printing and experimenting with a variety of image making in prints. We will carve, incise, transfer images, and learn the secrets of ink on paper. Students will be encouraged to develop individual projects layering plates and creating textural images built from a variety of materials. In the spirit of green printing, the workshop features environmentally-friendly water miscible inks. Printmaking experience in monotype, relief, or lithography is desirable but not mandatory.
Introduction to Collagraph Printmaking
4:30pm - 7:30pm
This hands-on class will introduce basic techniques and tools, encouraging students to develop individual projects featuring silk aquatint, collagraph, carborundum and embossment. We will handle and discuss fine art, Western, and Asian papers including the technique of chine collé. In the spirit of green printing, the workshop features environmentally-friendly water miscible inks. The instructor will be present on both days. Find your technique and get inspired!