Printmaking

The Printmaking emphasis offers you full access to a comprehensive printmaking curriculum including intaglio, relief, screen printing, a digital lab, papermaking and a dedicated darkroom. You will develop both skills and a personal voice allowing you to function as an exceptional contributor to visual and creative culture. Beyond preparation for professional studio practice, printmaking is supportive for many graphic designers, illustrators, educators and studio artists who primarily practice in other media. 


Degree Options

BFA in Studio Art - Printmaking Emphasis

Students may pursue a B.F.A. in Studio Art in this emphasis. The B.F.A. in Studio Art is designed for students interested in a professional degree in art or design. This degree will prepare students for a career as a professional Printmaker. Aside from Printmaking, eight other Emphasis Areas are available to choose from in the B.F.A. degree.

 

BA/BS - ART EDUCATION WITH PRINTMAKING EMPHASIS

Students may also pursue a BA or BS Degree in Art Education with a concentration in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. 


LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Printmaking

Printmaking Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and learn a variety of techniques to succeed in image making and image printing.

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 students articulation of ideas and the clarity of communication become the central measures of ones achievement.


Faculty

Brett Colley

Brett Colley
Associate Professor

Dellas Henke

Dellas Henke
Professor
Printmaking Area Coordinator

Bill Hosterman

Bill Hosterman
Associate Professor


Students' Work


Facilities

Printmaking

Printmaking

Printmaking

Printmaking

The spacious printmaking facilities offer students the tools necessary to work in diverse printed media. The studios are equipped so that students can work in relief, intaglio, digital, screen printing, and photo-based methods. The department’s papermaking equipment is also located in these studios. Majors pursuing a BFA in this emphasis area have individual workspaces adjacent to the main printmaking classrooms.


Printmaking Courses

Experimentation with varied techniques and with different composition ideas related to some fundamental forms of printmaking. Work with wood/linoleum cut, intaglio, and collagraph. Offered fall and winter semesters.

Credits: 3

A continuation of ART 265. Color and scale and combining printmaking media are emphasized. Offered fall and winter semesters.

Prerequisites: ART 265.
Credits: 3

A continuation of ART 366. Color and scale and combining printmaking media are emphasized. Offered fall and winter semesters.

Prerequisites: ART 366.
Credits: 3

For studio artists and designers about to enter graduate school or professional design studios. Includes a required three-day field trip to Chicago, information concerning resume preparation, exhibitions, interviewing, portfolios, design agencies, galleries, museums, and analysis of the professional literature through written assignments. Students will learn how the professional art world works. Offered fall semester.

Prerequisites: Art major and senior standing.
Credits: 3

A continuation of ART 367 with additional emphasis on quality printing, experimental printing and content issues. Offered fall and winter semesters.

Prerequisites: ART 367.
Credits: 3

A continuation of ART 467 with additional emphasis on quality printing, experimental printing and content issues. 468 may be repeated for credit. Offered fall and winter semesters.

Prerequisites: ART 467.
Credits: 3

This course is the final work toward the B.F.A. Senior Exhibition and must be taken in the semester in which students hang their degree shows. Students will work closely with their major professor in their emphasis area, and may have an additional course assigned from their Junior Review. Students must seek the advice of their major professor for the selection of works for their exhibition. They may also seek advice of any other faculty members with whom they have worked or from whom they would like additional feedback. Offered fall and winter semesters.

Credits: 6


Request Information

For questions about the Printmaking area, please contact:

Dellas Henke
Printmaking Coordinator
1221 Calder Arts Center
(616) 331-3352
henked@gvsu.edu

 



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