The Printmaking and Book Arts area provides students with an understanding of the processes, concepts, and issues that inform contemporary printmaking and book arts.
Students develop a broad range of traditional and contemporary skills in the creation of editioned and one-of-a-kind prints, installations, posters, zines, broadsides, and artists books. Alongside their studio explorations, students examine the cultural and historical significance of the print and book while investigating ideas related to replication, representation, and distribution.
As printed matter becomes an increasingly ubiquitous part of our visual culture, issues related to printmaking and book arts are positioned at the center of our daily lives. From the commercial world of publishing, advertising, and printed products to the fine art press and studio tradition, students are encouraged to investigate and borrow from all of these areas which are now encompassed in the broadening field of printmaking and book arts. We encourage young artists to ask how books and printmedia can continue to be powerful avenues for communication and artistic intervention. Ultimately, students realize the creative and expressive possibilities of printed images, text, and book forms in a studio that promotes collaboration, exchange, and experimentation.
170: Beginning Printmaking
240: Intermediate Book Arts
270: Intermediate Printmaking
370: Advanced Printmaking