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Modern Lithography: Waterless and Reverse Waterless

Waterless lithography is a painterly lithography process discovered in 1990 by the Canadian printmaker and jeweler, Nik Seminoff. It uses a variety of easily obtained household materials including non-paintable silicone, mineral spirits, baby oil, and printer toner. It is less labour intensive, using safer and less-toxic materials than traditional stone lithography, while maintaining many of the desirable characteristics such as flowing line, washes, and gradation in tone and texture.

10% Early Bird Discount Through August 20!

  • Tuition: $245
  • Location: Kala Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Karen Olsen-Dunn
  • 2 Classes
  • Sunday, December 11, 2022 — December 18, 2022
  • 10:00 AM — 3:00 PM
  • $65 - Paid towards the instructor on the first day


About the Instructor:

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 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 an artist-in-residence at Kala since 2020 and completed a residency at In Cahoots with a 2-book edition of photopolymer prints. She has been teaching Image Transfer and Wood Plate Lithography in her studio at Pacific Felt Factory Arts Complex in San Francisco since 2017.