Learn to transfer inkjet images onto wood, metal, plexiglass, canvas, Japanese papers and other porous or non-porous surfaces. This class is perfect for photographers, collage, mixed media and fiber artists or those looking for uniques ways to display imagery.
Karen Olsen-Dunn incorporates image transfers in her large-scale paintings. Karen has a formal education in psychology, painting/drawing, and digital media with post graduate course work in printmaking. She received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2007 and BA in Psychology from San Francisco State 1988. She has shown her work in numerous exhibitions locally and nationally. Her professional career in the software industry developing instructional media for products has influenced her process and works to her advantage in developing her layered mixed-media works. She is able to refine her paintings, prints, and installations by adding intricate patterns of organic and inorganic forms, building up layers of paint and acrylic transfers in the final image. Recently, five of her mixed-media works have been purchased by J.D. Thompson & Associates, San Diego, on behalf of the new Sutter Cathedral Hills Hospital campus in San Francisco. Karen has been teaching Image Transfer and Wood Plate Lithography in her studio at Pacific Felt Factory Arts Complex in San Francisco for two years.