Printmaking

Printmaking provides instruction in the history, methods and techniques of intaglio (etching/engraving), lithography, relief (woodcut/linoleum) and screen printing. Students are taught traditional and photographic applications of intaglio, lithography, screen printing, and relief.

The Printmaking program has a rich tradition of visiting artist programs and student engagement in the national printmaking community and the Southern Graphics Council International.

Course work at the advanced level enables students to present ideas, approaching each printmaking medium in traditional and experimental ways.

Facilities
The printmaking studio has 3,621 square feet of studio space open 24 hours a day. Individual studio spaces for students with an emphasis in this area are also available.

Printmaking Faculty
Nicole Hand is a Professor of Printmaking. She received her MFA from the University of Miami (Florida) and her BFA from the University of South Dakota.  

Contact Information Nicole Hand nhandbryant@murraystate.edu

Printmaking Studio

etching lab   litho lab

silk   

Advanced Student Studios

adv studio    adv studio

 

Courses Offered
ART 379 Introduction to Printmaking I (3). Introduction to the techniques and materials of intaglio and relief printing, including collograph, drypoint, etching and linoleum cuts. Composition, craftsmanship and technique are emphasized. Six hours per week. Prerequisites: ART 101, 111, or permission of instructor.

ART 380 Printmaking II (3). Introduction to the techniques and materials of lithography including stone, plate and photo lithography. Composition, craftsmanship, technique and individual investigation are emphasized. Criticism and discussion. Prerequisite: ART 379 or permission of instructor. Six hours per week.

ART 381 Printmaking III (3). Introduction to the techniques and material of silkscreen, including photo silkscreen. Composition, craftsmanship, technique and individual investigation are emphasized. Criticism and discussion. Prerequisite: ART 380 or permission of instructor. Six hours per week.

ART 397 Introduction to Bookbinding and Artist Books (3). Introduction to the techniques and basic principles of bookbinding, while expanding on the content of ones work through artist books. This class will use traditional, sculptural, and experimental structures. Formal elements, technique, craftsmanship, and content are emphasized. Six hours per week. Prerequisites: ART 101 and 111, or permission of instructor.

ART 480 Printmaking IV (3). Advanced problems and further exploration of the techniques, processes, tool and equipment related to intaglio, lithography, relief and silkscreen. Individual direction, technical proficiency and personal expression are emphasized. Criticism and discussion. Six hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 381 or permission of instructor.

ART 481 Printmaking V (3). Continuation of ART 480. Six hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 480 or permission of instructor.  

ART 580 Printmaking VI (3). Advanced problems. Concentrated study of selected printmaking processes with emphasis on personal expression. Individual direction and technical proficiency are emphasized. Criticism and discussion. Six hours per week. Prerequisite: Two advanced courses in printmaking or permission of instructor.  

ART 581 Printmaking VII (3). Advanced problems. Continuation of ART 580. Six hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 580 or permission of instructor. 

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