In the Monotype Without a Press Workshop we will be working with non-toxic waterbased Akua inks working with dry Arches 88 paper half sheets and work with a wide range of basic monotype techniques that include the Transfer Technique. We will also do multiple plate printing and add collage moving into mixed media. The emphasis will be an intuitive approach with a focus on the artist as inventor. No experience necessary, geared to all levels and beginners are welcome!
Larry Stefl is a practicing artist/ art educator/ jazz musician with his Masters in Fine Art from the University of California at Berkeley. His art in mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and drawing has been shown in over 135 exhibitions in the last 35 years in California, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey and Japan. Larry has studied Innovative Printmaking at the Printmaking Center and MakingArtSafely in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Kala Institute in Berkeley and Electric Works in San Francisco.
Larry is the recipient of numerous grants, awards and honors. He received the Fund for Artists Arts Teacher Fellowship (FFAATF) Program award for $5,000 at the East Bay Community Foundation in 2007. Grants awarded include the Michael Jordan Foundation, LEF Foundation, San Francisco Foundation and the Berkeley Public Education Foundation. In recent years he has served on the Board of Directors of the Berkeley Art Center. Also, he served as Chair of the Pacific Rim Sculptors Group in 2003 organizing “Tribute Programs” for sculptors Peter Voulkos and Sidney Gordin at the Richmond Art Center. He was invited to participate in a “Cultural Exchange Program” in Paris, France with artist Raymond Saunders in conjunction with the California College of Art in 2000. The California Art Education Association Northern Area awarded him the “Golden Apple Award” in 1998 for Outstanding Service in Art Education.
He has served as an Art Educator at Berkeley City College, Laney College, Berkeley Alternative High School, Martin Luther King Middle School and the National Institute of Art and Disabilities. Larry has been leading Monotype and Beyond Workshops at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, Kala Institute in Berkeley, the Sebastopol Center for the Arts and Benicia Arts over the last three years. He maintains his studio in Oakland and provides workshop sessions for artists to explore innovative printmaking in “Monotype Sessions”. Also, he is a jazz guitarist/composer who has produced his own CD “Bahia Chant” of original compositions inspired from Brazil.