Printmaking and papermaking offer artists from varied disciplines an alternative direction for development and growth. Print and Paper area courses present a diverse menu of media and approaches that enable students to develop, understand and expand their visual ideas. Students with experience in drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography and digital media may find unique applications and combinations in print and paper media.
Print courses offer in-depth instruction of the traditional printmaking techniques--relief, intaglio, lithography and screenprinting--as well as a wide variety of mixed-media and interdisciplinary approaches. Processes are taught as a means of visual expression and exploration while edition and production skills are addressed by means of various print exchange portfolios throughout the year.
The relief and intaglio area has three etching presses, and the adjoining lithography area has a large selection of stones and four presses. The screenprinting studio is entirely water-based and is equipped with darkroom facilities as well as a large vacuum-frame exposure unit. The studios share four Macintosh G4 computer workstations equipped with scanners and appropriate software for digital imaging, and printers for color output and production of film positives for photo processes in all media.
Papermaking courses explore the possibilities of pulp as a dynamic and versatile material that can be used two- and three- dimensionally as well as made from a variety of materials (plant fibers, old clothing, recycled papers). Its incorporation with sculpture, painting, photography and printmaking can expand and personalize more traditional uses of these media.
The Paper studio is fully equipped with two Hollander beaters, a mixer/hydropulper, hydraulic press, vacuum table and pulp sprayers. The studio is open (outside of regularly scheduled class) to students who have successfully completed a papermaking course and have the permission of the instructor. Monitors are available to assist students outside of class.
For more information about the Print + Paper area, contact Peter Scott.
Fall 2013 Course Offerings
Below are current course offerings for the Print and Paper area. See the Fall 2013 Course Catalog for full descriptions and schedules.
Students in the undergraduate, graduate, Studio and Post-Baccalaureate certificate programs may also take Continuing Education courses for credit. Rather than duplicating courses, Continuing Education courses are designed to complement the Print and Paper area curriculum.
Introduction to Printmaking / PRT 1003 01
Papermaking: Series and Sets / PRT 1005 01
Screenprinting A-Z / PRT 1038 01 / 02
2D Or Not 2D: Interm Sculpture/Interm Printmaking / PRT 2006
Lithography: Nuts and Bolts / PRT 2011 01
Nitty Gritty of Carborundum: Monoprinting with Collagraphs / PRT 2018
Drawn to Print / PRT 2021 01
Etching and Intaglio Printing / PRT 2026 01
Screenprinting: The Whole Story / PRT 2062 01
Drawing/Prints: Prints/Drawing / PRT 2064 01
Special Projects in Print: Inside Out / PRT 3016 01
Papermaking: Hybrids, From Sculpture to Drawing / PRT 3018 01
Open Print Workshop / PRT 3058 01
Etching + Intaglio Printing / PRT 4026 01