Offering contemporary approaches to the core traditional practices of Lithography, Etching, Screen Printing, and Relief, our program further explores the integration of digital processes and photomechanical techniques to push the boundaries of current printmaking aesthetic and practice. While building a foundation of technical skill, critical evaluation, and problem-solving capabilities, students are encouraged to investigate ideas of mixed media hybrids and discuss the particular role it plays in the contemporary art world. Exposure to the work of contemporary artists through lectures, collaborative projects, trips national conferences and exhibitions and print portfolios is a key component to the curriculum.
The spacious 5,000 sq. ft. multi level shop is well equipped to meet the demands of traditional, photographic, and digital processes. Our state-of-the-art lab offers a productive and safe environment that fosters student collaboration and dialogue, growing community and free exchange of ideas between undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and visiting artists..
Digital Printmaking Lab:
- Epson 9900,9800, 4800 & 2400 inkjet printers
- Xante' Screen Writer 4 plate maker
- Macintosh imaging workstations
- Ability to make large-format photopositives for any process
- Three 33 1/2" x 60" Takach lithography presses
- 33 1/2" x 60" Griffin lithography press
- Library of large, medium and small litho stones
Etching and Relief:
- 24" x 36" Takach etching press
- 33 1/2" x 60" Takach etching press
- 20" x 70" Charles Brand etching press
- 40" x 70" American French Tool etching press
- Ferric Chloride etching system
- TMI Jaguar 3' x 4' Parallel lift, easy glide 1 Arm
- Six ATMA manual vacuum presses
- Washout booth that can hold up to a 44" x 54" screen
- Nu-Arc Tri-light exposure unit, exposes up to 44" x 54" screens
For a full list of courses currently being offered in printmaking, please check the Testudo website here.