Stephanie Navon



“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 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, while 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.  It is so satisfying to work with people who are new to printmaking or teach experiences 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 arsenal and incorporate it with their other artistic endeavors.”


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