Course code:



MA - Intermediate/Advanced

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • ADS - Arts & Design Studio

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Printmaking is the process of transferring an image from one surface to another.

A print mirrors the surface whence it came and also performs as a reflection of the physical and/or immaterial realms of objects and ideas. Representing concepts clearly in any medium requires an artist to engage in thoughtful collaboration with materials in order to realize the potential of form as a means of expression. This studio course will explore ways to address this aesthetic challenge through printmaking.

Students will acquire basic skills as printmakers with an emphasis on relief (woodcut and linocut) and intaglio (line etching, engraving, and aquatint) techniques. They will also develop a broad understanding of the history of prints; how they have functioned to communicate, document, and transmit information through images on paper.

Students will be evaluated on their projects, participation in critiques, level of engagement with materials, ability to work in a collaborative studio, and final project.



Permission of the instructor, Introduction to Arts and Design, and a drawing class.

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