Two-dimensional Art: Printmaking

Printmaking

Western printmaking covers a wide span of time from 15th-century technology to contemporary methods. Without forsaking traditional techniques, we broaden the definition of printmaking. Definitely not typical or conservative, the Western State Colorado University printmaking area offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses in etching, lithography, relief, and monoprinting processes. Other courses in the emphasis include papermaking, hand bookbinding, and computer-related processes. The instructor is versed in all printmaking techniques and other discipline areas.

By utilizing a workshop environment, we emphasize each student's individual effort, under the guidance of the instructor. Equal attention is given to ideas and technique. The printmaking program encourages cross-disciplinary work. For successful involvement with printmaking, a student should have experience in drawing, two-dimensional problem-solving, and color theory. Department equipment includes three etching presses, two stone lithography presses, three relief presses, a process camera, a professional photomechanical darkroom, 25 Macintosh computers, computer scanners, and laser and large format color printers. The instructor sums up this area as follows: "The printmaking program doesn't always reflect trends; it also sets them."

Western printmaking covers a wide span of time from 15th-century technology to contemporary methods. Without forsaking traditional techniques, we broaden the definition of printmaking. Definitely not typical or conservative, the Western State Colorado University printmaking area offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses in etching, lithography, relief, and monoprinting processes. Other courses in the emphasis include papermaking, hand bookbinding, and computer-related processes. The instructor is versed in all printmaking techniques and other discipline areas.

By utilizing a workshop environment, we emphasize each student's individual effort, under the guidance of the instructor. Equal attention is given to ideas and technique. The printmaking program encourages cross-disciplinary work. For successful involvement with printmaking, a student should have experience in drawing, two-dimensional problem-solving, and color theory. Department equipment includes three etching presses, two stone lithography presses, three relief presses, a process camera, a professional photomechanical darkroom, 25 Macintosh computers, computer scanners, and laser and large format color printers. The instructor sums up this area as follows: "The printmaking program doesn't always reflect trends; it also sets them."

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Courses

FOR REQUIRED COURSES AND DEGREE PLANS, VISIT THE OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY CATALOG. This is a list of courses offered by Western State Colorado University. To ensure the courses you need are offered during the current semester, please visit the current university catalog at http://www.western.edu/catalog. To determined the courses required for your major, check the "Majors and Minors" tab for your area of study.

 ART 246 - INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY (3 credits)

An introduction to contemporary photographic technique incorporating traditional black-and-white analogue photography alongside digital photographic practice and procedure. Lectures introduce topic areas that the student must exercise in LABORATORY sessions. Students must supply their own "quality" 35mm or 120mm camera. Prerequisites: ART 120, ART 171, and ART 172.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A., Western State Colorado University; M.F.A., New Mexico State University.
Phone: (970) 943-2035
Office Location: Quigley Hall 239