This apprenticeship will focus on monoprint-making as the primary medium for Karin Otto to mentor Karin Eberhardt. Together they will explore the application of texture, color and shape to achieve a shared artistic vision of patterns and images that vibrate across natural worlds. Mentor and apprentice will take a deep dive into a variety of monoprint techniques which will include combining artistic methods and multimedia, such as painting, drawing, image transfer, collograph, creating templates and
incorporation of found objects to expand expressive possibilities. The versatility of monoprinting will help Karin E answer aesthetic questions such as: “What if the nautilus bobs in a sea of Maine’s wetland vegetation? What if the caribou lopes across tropical coral?”. The pair will accomplish this through 100 hours of training, guidance, discussion and critique both remotely and in-person at The Kennedy Press at Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME.
Karin Otto (Ellsworth, ME)
Karin Otto’s work reflects the repetitive patterns of organic shapes and forms found in the natural world. Karin is fascinated with the depth and dimension that can be derived through the layering of texture and color in the printmaking process. Karin teaches printmaking and manages The Kennedy Press at Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME. Karin also works as a human resources consultant, is a certified professional coach and an adjunct university lecturer in Human Capital Management. Karin has a BFA in Sculpture and
Ceramics and an MFA in Organizational Behavior.
“I met Karin Eberhardt teaching at Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME. Her commitment to learning was evident as was her tenacity for transitioning ideas onto the printed page. I was impressed with Karin’s curiosity and application of the scientific process to generate desired outcomes in her work. This Apprentice program will complement Karin’s skills and interests. A formal approach to exploring the variety of techniques in monoprinting will expand Karin’s current knowledge of the medium.” – Karin Otto
Karin Eberhardt (Albion, ME)
Karin came to monoprint-making through a Waterfall Arts class in 2018 and has never looked back. Her images are gleaned from a 25-year career in international development aid in Southeast Asia, as well as adventures on Arctic rivers and tundra, Maine’s forests and scuba diving tropical seas. Her formal education includes a college semester studying painting at the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Brussels, Belgium; an MFA from the University of Southern Maine; and an MSc from Cornell University.
“We both derive inspiration from the natural world and the magic of monoprint. I admire Karin Otto’s deftness in layering texture, color and shape; and balancing control and spontaneity. I share her passion for the tactile aspects of monoprint, from constructing collographs, to manipulating paper or scavenging for objects. Her history with Waterfall Arts provides instant access to a community of printmakers, and her practical teaching experience will be invaluable to developing my craft.s.” – Karin Eberhardt