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Artist Stephanie Navon Jacobson


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Biography


As an artist, I am always observing the world around me. Whether floral, landscape, animal, or figure, abstract or realistic, my images always go back to nature. I am first and foremost a printmaker, although I work in other mediums, too. I am a printmaker who paints, rather than a painter who prints. I was originally attracted to printmaking in college. I loved the studio community aspect as well as the various techniques. I enjoyed drawing and printmaking felt like it was a good fit. I like to experiment with various techniques. I often combine different processes by layering an etching over a silkscreen or a woodcut, etc. The possibilities seem endless. I also like the element of surprise each time you pull a print.
Teaching is another passion of mine. I came to teaching about fifteen years ago, after working as a graphic designer in NYC. I had been teaching at the Great Neck Adult Program when I decided to go back to graduate school for my masters. I received my master’s degree in May, 2001 and in September, joined the faculty at St John’s University. In addition to Great Neck and St John’s, I also teach at the Art League of Long Island and the Art Guild of Port Washington (I teach a drawing class).  It is so satisfying to work with people who are new to printmaking or teach experienced artists a new technique and watch their enthusiasm as they ‘get bit by the printmaking bug’. Printmaking is such a versatile medium. It can stand alone or be incorporated with other mediums such as oil or watercolor. There are myriad ways to approach printmaking. It is user friendly—one can be successful and create beautiful prints regardless of drawing experience. I encourage my students to add printmaking to their artistic [...]

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