While our printmaking studio is exceptionally well-equipped to produce traditional art prints, it is also nationally known for innovations in non-toxic printmaking. We also incorporate innovative mixed-media techniques into many classes.
Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.
Class details (meeting times, tuition, etc.) are listed below.
Studio Note: Students who are currently registered for an on-campus printmaking or mixed-media class will be allowed open studio access. Open Studio times will be discussed in class.
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Explore non-toxic printmaking methods with focus on areas of greatest individual interest. Class instruction will include producing the plate or matrix, printing, and editioning. Beginning level students will try various types of printmaking—relief, monotype, collagraph, and etching. Intermediate-level students will have the opportunity to explore more advanced projects in etching, relief, and collagraph. A materials list will be provided at the first class.
Tue, May 30 – Aug 1 (No class Jul 4) | 6:00 – 9:00pm
Flohr Print & Droste Design Studio | Santikos Building
Screen printing, also called silkscreen and serigraphy, is a versatile way to create images using a variety of stencils attached to a fine mesh screen. Stencils can be made from cut materials, fluid materials painted directly onto the screen, or produced photographically on the screen with a light sensitive emulsion. This class will include introductory instruction as well as some advanced techniques focusing on the breadth of methods and techniques used to generate printed images. Materials will be discussed the first class; see website for a listing. No previous printmaking experience required, but some art and drawing experience helpful.
Wed, Jun 7 – Aug 2 | 6:30 – 9:30pm
Droste Design Studio | Santikos Building
This course will introduce students to the graphic aspect of relief printing with linoleum block. This technique is ideal for printing in a home studio without a press. Learn how to translate an image to a block, carve images by hand using traditional carving tools, apply water-based ink with rollers, and print by hand. Examples of relief prints will also be shown as well as methods for print registration, proofing, and editioning. See website for materials list, please bring image/source materials for inspiration and a bag lunch.
Fri-Sun, Jun 9-11 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Flohr Print Studio | Santikos Building
Discover the basics of letterpress printing while creating mini-posters and broadsides. In this two-day workshop, learn to set wood and metal type, mix ink, and work on the Vandercook cylinder press. Students will be able to design their own project, print take-home pieces for themselves, as well as contribute to a collaborative print swap. This is an excellent workshops for those interested in trying letterpress printing in a hands-on setting. No prior printing experience is required. Equipment and ink provided. Please wear closed-toed shoes, see website for a materials list.
Sat & Sun, May 13 & 21 | 9:00am – 5:00pm
Book Arts Studio | Santikos Building
Studio Rental provides shared studio work time to those experienced in printmaking or papermaking. Renters must have a good understanding of the print/paper equipment and studio protocol; no materials or instruction will be available during this time; renters must supply their own inks, pigments, paper, and linters. Prerequisite: Individuals must email Lacey Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org for approval prior to registering and must have successfully completed several printmaking or papermaking classes.
Jun 2 - Aug 6
Fri, 9:00am – 4:00pm | Sat & Sun 11:00am – 4:00pm.
Jun 2 - Aug 6
Days and times to be arranged