ETCHING

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ETCHING
Kathryn Kain

6 sessions >> Saturdays, January 28- March 4
12-3 pm, Studios 1 + 2, $275
This class is ideal for both fresh beginners and more seasoned printmakers: there are unlimited ways to expand in the print studio and all project ideas are welcomed.

This course covers the basics of intaglio printmaking, including hard and soft ground etching on copper. You will create an intaglio matrix, and then experiment with monoprint and chine colle to create one or more edition variee using monotype in conjunction with intaglio plates. Students will learn how to navigate the print studio safely and effectively, beginners are welcome. Individualized instruction--coupled with Kathryn’s skills as a master printmaker--will help you realize unique imagery in intaglio and monoprint.

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Kathryn Kain was born in Toledo, Ohio and studied art at the Cleveland Art Institute, Toledo University and Arizona State before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area. She completed a BFA, emphasis on printmaking at San Jose State University. After further study with Kenjilo Nanao and Misch Kohn at Cal State Hayward, she earned her MFA in printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Ms. Kain’s studio is in San Francisco at Hunters Point Shipyard. Nature, nurture and the deep connection between humans and plants inspire her work. Drawing perishable objects in the vanitas still life tradition, her work features beautifully rendered fruits, flowers and branches. Selected ephemera, collected images and found papers offer hints of narrative in her drawings and prints.

Her monotypes, collages and paintings have been shown across the USA and Mexico. The Fresno Art Museum in Fresno, California presented a solo exhibit of Ms. Kain’s work in 2009. This major exhibit featured more than 35 works including large scale drawings with monotype, prints, handmade books and collage panels. There is catalog documentation of this show entitled “Harvesting Myths.”

Ms. Kain continues her work as an artist and master printmaker at Smith Andersen Editions, a fine art publishing studio devoted to the monotype in Palo Alto, CA. Owned by director Paula Kirkeby, Smith Andersen Editions invites artists from around the world to collaborate on unique and experimental monotype projects which have been led and executed by Ms. Kain for more than a decade. With her strong ties to the Bay area art community Kathryn works as printmaker and instructor privately as well as for Stanford University, the San Francisco Art Institute and Santa Clara University. She’s also taught at San Jose State University, Blufton College and Dominican University.
http://www.kathrynkain.com/

Image courtesy of Kathryn Kain


PLEASE NOTE: Public Education courses are held contingent on a minimum enrollment, which is determined up to 24 hours in advance of the class start date. Public Education Staff will contact you ONLY if there is a course cancellation or change.



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What is the refund policy?
You can view the SFAI Public Education refund policy on the SFAI website here.

What materials (if any) will I need to bring to class?
Each course requires specific materials that we ask you bring to your first class session so you can get started making right away. Materials lists are available approximately two weeks prior to the course start date. Visit the SFAI website here, click on your course title, and then click on the blue "Materials List" link underneath the course dates. If you have any questions regarding materials, please contact Public Education Staff.

What are my transport/parking options getting to San Francisco Art Institute?
All classes meet at 800 Chestnut Street, between Jones and Leavenworth. You can find directions to campus on the SFAI website.

SFAI is located in a residential neighborhood, and free two-hour parking is available on all of the streets immediately surrounding the school. The two-hour restriction cuts off at 9 pm, so evening Public Education students do not need to move their car, unless you arrive prior to 7 pm.

SFAI is easily accessible via public transportation, with Muni bus lines #30 Stockton, and #47 Van Ness located within a few blocks of campus.

I have a question that isn't on this list. Who can I contact?
SFAI Public Education Staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the Public Education program, or our courses. We are in the office Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Call us at: 415.749.4554 or e-mail: publiceducation@sfai.edu

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