Taka Maruno

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Maruno graduated from Kuwasawa Design School in Tokyo. As an architect, he worked for world famous firms including Riki Watanabe, Shiro Kuramata, Shigeru Uchida, Aldo Rossi, and Akira Watanabe in Tokyo. As an artist, he studied under Beth Lipman at Urban Glass in Brooklyn as well as George Nama, Kathy Caraccio and Vincent Baldassano at the National Academy. He is a member of the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.  Maruno has recieved numerous awards including the Col. Michael Jacobs Prize and the Ralph Wailer Exhibition Award, and he has shown his works at the University of Richmond Museum and at galleries in US, Australia, the Netherlands, Turkey and Japan.



Projects in Printmaking
Taka Maruno

Tuesdays & Wednesdays
1pm - 4pm

Find freedom of expression through printmaking. Develop individual projects in mediums including color viscosity roller technique. Unite technique and imagination in a dynamic expression of your unique vision. The instructor will be present on Tuesday.


Techniques of Printmaking
Taka Maruno

4 pm - 7 pm

Discover the creative potential of printmaking, starting with monotypes and dry-point and moving to more complicated techniques of etching, aquatint, and color viscosity roller techniques. You’ll learn to combine technical skill and expression into works of art. This course is ideal whether you’re a beginner who wants to understand the process of making a print, or someone who wants to improve technique.


Large Prints
Taka Maruno

10am - 4pm

Create your image on a plate larger than full- size paper (22”x30”) that extends far beyond your imagination. Develop individual projects in mediums including monotype, drypoint, linocut, collagraph, carborundum, and chine colle. Just bring your passion and explore new idea. All levels are welcome. Eight students maximum.