Art and Design Department


Through a sequence of six courses, students explore the expressive, descriptive, and conceptual potential of printed artmaking in today’s world. 

A range of methods is introduced at the beginning level including intaglio, relief, digital, and screenprinting. In the intermediate level courses students work to develop a personal approach to the medium as they learn autographic, photo-based methods, as well as complex color and layering processes. Majors are encouraged to take charge of their personal artistic direction as they advance through these courses. A student’s articulation of ideas and the clarity of communication become the central measures of one’s achievement.

Students may pursue a BA or BS in Art Education or a BFA in Studio Art in this emphasis.

Student Work

Printmaking Student Work

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Printmaking Alumni Websites
Jenn Schaub: Neighborhood Revitalization Department Program Manager,  Dwelling Place
Chad Pastotnic: Founder, Deep Woods Press
Emily Koehler, Printmaker,

Amanda Wieczorek, (2012) has been accepted to and is attending the Royal College of Art. London, England for graduate studies in Printmaking.


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Department of Art and Design, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

Page last modified April 6, 2014