Our printmaking program teaches you to be an expert in technique while embracing your individuality and unique vision as an artist. The program is structured to provide highly personalized attention to each artist, through individual and group mentoring, classes and critiques.
You’ll gain mastery in many forms of printmaking, including woodcut and relief printmaking, etching, drypoint and other intaglio processes, plate and stone lithography and the arts of silkscreen, letterpress, book arts and digital media. We teach both color and black-and-white techniques and offer advanced courses for in-depth experience and specialized technical training with printmaking methods. In addition, you will learn safe handling procedures with all solvents, printmaking tools and equipment.
Beyond the technical skills, we also emphasize professional skills to prepare you for your career, including lessons on how to create an artist’s resume, digital documentation and artist’s statements and how to make effective presentations.
Student Learning Assessment
Each academic program has a specific mission and learning goals. The goals for each program are different according to the programs nature and mission. Learn more about this programs goals here>
Tony Rosati (Printmaking Department Chair)
Lisa Hamilton (Faculty and Printshop Manager)
Digital Arts Faculty
All of our advanced Certificate and BFA students are provided studio working space. Students have 24-hour access to the studios, which are maintained in a new facility with safety and security features.
The Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building houses large, completely equipped studios for lithography, etching (intaglio), silkscreen, book arts and woodcut classes. These are spacious, open-plan studios with an abundance of natural light, a state-of-the-art ventilation system, a separate lecture and student archives room, and broad areas of work and storage space.
There are three presses in the etching studio, two with motorized press beds. Separately ventilated acid and solvent washout rooms, each equipped with large vent hoods, provide students with safe and efficient working laboratories. The four presses in the lithography area are capable of pulling large-format work. In the woodcut area there is abundant space for cutting, inking and printing.