The emphasis of the Printmaking program is geared toward interdisciplinary uses of print media in contemporary art and cultural dialogue. Students are challenged to develop their concepts and experiment with physical forms of art through engaging balance of traditional and innovative printmaking. The beginning printmaking class introduces printmaking techniques and different printmaking concepts to students. The class is designed to explore different printmaking techniques such as collagraph, relief, intaglio, monotype, and lithography.  Students learn how to merge their ideas and concepts with the techniques. The printmaking program currently offers Relief and Intaglio as Intermediate classes. Students explore multiple possibilities in each concentrated discipline and are encouraged to push their creative ability and find their own unique voice and style in art-making process through the studio and intensive critique practice. Not only do students explore conventional technique they are also introduced to more contemporary practices such as photo, digital media, and installation.

Advanced printmaking classes emphasize individual development and critique to shape their visual language.  

Courses Offered:

Art 124           Introduction to Printmaking

Art 221/ 421  Beginning Printmaking- Intaglio

Art 224           Beginning Printmaking- Relief

Art 424           Advanced Printmaking

Art 426           Problems in Printmaking

Art 492           Individual Studies in Printmaking 

Printmaking Facility

Printmaking embraces non-toxic printmaking and continues to make the lab safe and environmentally friendly.  

Charles Brand lithography press bed size 33 ½ ”x 60” 

Takach etching/relief press bed size 33 ½ ”x 60”

Laguna etching/relief press bed size  18” x 30” 

Vertical ferric chloride tank for etching 18”x24”

Amergraph Flip-top exposure Units 36”HX 37”WX38”D 

Silkscreen Exposure Unit

Silkscreen wash booth/ wash gun

Silkscreen rack 

G5 Mac Computers


HP 5200 laser printer

HP 2820 laser jet printer

Epson 1280 ink jet printer

Epson R 2880 ink jet printer 

Drying rack  351/2”H X351/2”W X28”D 

Flat drawer files

Student Work