Wake Forest/Raleigh, NC
For over twenty years Dominick Rapone has been teaching Printmaking techniques at multiple colleges. He was the Printshop manager and professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City for twenty years. There he taught Silkscreen, Lithography, Woodcut, Letterpress, Bookbinding, Etching, and Monoprint. He also Taught at Marymount Manhattan College, Gowanus Print Lab, and Manhattan Graphics Center. He has his own company named Beastly Prints where he contract prints for other artists and institutions. He now lives in Raleigh after Leaving New York. He has had numerous shows of his work in national and international galleries and publications. Currently he teaches at the Craft Center at NC State and Super G Print lab in Durham.
WHY DOMINICK JOINED THE SPEEDBALL DEMO ARTIST PROGRAM
As a Speedball artist, I look forward to promoting the techniques of printmaking to as many people as possible. I believe that once individuals are introduced to the different artistic techniques of printmaking that they will have a better understanding and appreciation for Artists and also as an outlet for their own individual forms of expression. I am excited to show people how the various techniques work. I believe that when you show people how artwork is created, then they can form a better understanding for the Arts.
AVAILABLE DEMONSTRATION FORMATS
Tabletop / Open to Public Events
- Screen Printing
- Textile Printing
Supergraphic Black because it rolls out great and has a deep rich black. The best is because you can clean up with Windex and not harsh chemicals. The textile inks and all the water-soluble inks are great to use in class room settings because of their price, versatility, lightfastness, durability and ease of use. The squeegees are great to print with. Arnhem 1618 paper is great for printing on at a great cost savings over other European brands. Linoleum carving tools are great for first time users to learn with.