As a student of printmaking, you will acquire a broad range of printmaking knowledge before deciding on an individual artistic specialization.
Our fully ventilated, 6,400-square-foot facility includes six etching and lithography presses ranging in size up to 40” x 72”, a separate ventilated acid room, studio spaces for graduate and undergraduate majors, a hand papermaking lab with 1 lb. Voith Hollander beater, a typography lab with Vandercook, table-top and full-size Platen presses plus wood and metal type including Goudy originals, and a computer lab and resource library.
Additionally, the facility offers a separate, state-of-the-art serigraphy studio equipped with a 36” x 48” Douthitt vacuum exposure table, back-lit washout sink, two vacuum printing stations, and 16 printing stations.
As a printmaking student you have the opportunity to print with master printmakers and artists as part of our vibrant visiting artist program within Lake Effect Editions, our newly formed press. Each year we invite three to five professional printmakers to join us for a short-term residency, where they work closely with students and faculty to create a project. Students work side-by-side with the artist to create editions, print installations, sculptures, and collaborations. Additionally, as a member of our student-run print club, Graphic Arts League, you can participate in numerous events, field trips, and demonstrations related to printmaking.
Graduates of our printmaking program are professional master printers, studio owners, commercial artists, illustrators, printmaking professors, entrepreneurs, gallerists, and museum curators.