Kathy Caraccio has taught printmaking at NYU, Columbia University, Parsons/New School, Pratt, Blackburn's PMW and currently teaches at the National Academy, Manhattan Graphics Center and COE College. She has been a Master Printmaker for 38 years and uses traditional and non-traditional approaches to printmaking.  Her collaborations include: Romare Bearden, Louise Nevelson, Emma Amos, Mel Bochner and Sol LeWitt.

Weekend Workshops: Register early, class sizes are limited. All levels welcome.


Totally Green Printmaking - Silk Aquatint and Carborundum: Weekend workshop - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - TBA

Starting green, in this class we'll be using water solvent inks and platemaking materials. SILK AQUATINT AND CARBORUNDUM were specifically developed for painterly methods. Participants can achieve the spontaneity of action painting, the sheer washes of a water color, the vivacious surface of a palette knife impasto, ALL WITHOUT ACID. These collagraphic plate-making methods are created with plastic substrates, acrylic paint and mediums. The resulting plates are intaglio printed through an etching press with water-miscible ink. These plates can be mixed and matched, and are perfect both for editions variable and monoprints.

Fine Art Collage and Adhesives: Weekend workshop - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m - TBA.

This intensive workshop is geared to de-mystify glues, tapes, and mounting techniques. Learn to use the appropriate adhesive for diverse materials, such as papers, wood, found objects, and fabric. Try new combinations of Western and Asian papers and discover how to create oversized pieces by seaming papers together. You will be introduced to chine collé (gluing & printing simultaneously), seam-gluing paper, hinging choices, sampling a variety of glues and tapes. Discussions will include choice of archival materials and flattening for framing. 


Color Viscosity Monoprinting: Weekend workshop - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - TBA

Viscosity inking is a multi-color printmaking technique that allows for printing multiple colors simultaneously from a single plate, rahter than relying on multiple plates for color separation. The technique was pioneered in the 1950's by Krishna Reddy. Following in the tradition of Krishna, we will share a relief pallet where the ink has been mixed to three different consistencies aka viscosities. Starting with blank plastic plates participants will isolate areas by use of stencils, brayers, brush strokes or solvents affects. This colorful approach will open the door to spontaneous techniques, drawing with a brayer and ghost impressions. The production is fast and many original works will be achieved by each participant. Printing inks, solvents and brushes are provided. No previous experience needed.


Paper Lithography: Weekend workshop - 10 a.m. to 4p.m. - TBA 

 This workshop is an opportunity to explore the possibilities of printing from a Xerox (laser print). You can use photocopies to reproduce the printed word, computer generated type, photo images and drawing from your sketchbook. Simply stated the laser print becomes the plate. Each photocopy is used only once. Samples from the instructor's collection will be shown to better demonstrate the potential of this method. No previous experience needed.


>> Regular class size is limited to 4 students. Two days workshops (12 hours) full price is $300.00 per person. A 50% down payment secures your seat in the class. Discounts are offered for Kathy's former students. High-school larger classes available under request. Printing ink, brushes, tools, solvents, and all press implements are always provided. The shop maintains Rives BFK in white 22" x 30" 250 Gr/M2. Upon enrollment, participants will receive a supply list specific to the workshop of their choice via email unless otherwise specified. Email or call for more information.


For all additional inquiries, please contact the studio at 212-594-9662 or email Kathy Caraccio.