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Printmaking

Printmaking provides instruction in the history, methods and techniques of intaglio (etching/engraving), lithography, relief (woodcut/linoleum) and screen printing. Students are taught the 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 Printmaking 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 nicole.hand@murraystate.edu

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. ART 101, 201, 111 and 112 are prerequisites for art majors only. Six hours per week.

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

ART 397 Introduction to Bookbinding (3). Papermaking and bookbinding processes, tools, equipment, and materials. Individual investigation, technical proficiency and design are emphasized. Prerequisite: ART 101, 201, 111 and 112 or permission of instructor. Six hours per week.

ART 480 Printmaking IV (3). Advanced problems, Concentrated study of selected printmaking processes with emphasis on personal expression. Individual direction and technical proficiency are emphasized. Criticism and discussion. Prerequisite: two courses in printmaking.  

ART 481 Printmaking V (3). Continuation of ART 480. Prerequisite: ART 480.  

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. Prerequisite: two courses in printmaking.  

ART 581 Printmaking VII (3). Continuation of ART 480. Prerequisite: ART 580. 

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