"Printmaking is about the searching, learning, and experimentation with different techniques and colors that allows the artist to be able to take multiple approaches to a single image."
Printmaking emphasizes traditional printing practices within a contemporary art context, encouraging interdisciplinary exploration. Linking art historical and current art practices the program prepares students technically, aesthetically and professionally for a future in the visual arts, commercial printing, print publishing, and to continue studies at the graduate level. Students work in a variety of printmaking media, such as intaglio, relief, screen print, lithography, monotype/monoprint, collagraph, laser engraving as well as digital and photomechanical processes. Students are expected to demonstrate artistic proficiency in printmaking, as they are encouraged to explore conceptual directions. The printmaking area is committed to individual artistic development and we direct our pedagogy toward nurturing artists who learn to explore personal mark making, experiences, studies, and directions in their work. The studio is equipped with an Epilog laser engraver, vacuum exposure unit, two Brand etching presses, a Show Card Proofing Press, a Griffin lithography Press, and Parks lithography press.