Printmaking

Scholarships

Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309.

Caniff, Al Art Scholarship

Available to:

Full-time Western senior student majoring in Art with an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. The student must exhibit service to the Art program by involvement with Art League or other co-curricular art activities. Preference will be given to BFA Senior Veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

Established by:

Dr. Al Caniff

Amount:

$1000

Selected by:

Art Faculty in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

Application:

Contact the Art Department at 970.943.3093 - Quigley Hall 202

Faculty & Staff

Faculty

S. Chase Hutchison, MFA headshot
Art Department Chair, Associate Professor of Art
Phone: 970.943.2035
Office Location: Quigley Hall 240

Courses

FOR REQUIRED COURSES AND DEGREE PLANS, VISIT THE OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY CATALOG. This is a sample of courses offered by Western Colorado University. To ensure the courses you need are offered during the current semester, please visit the university course search.

 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 lab sessions. Students must supply their own "quality" 35mm or 120mm camera. Prerequisites: ART 120, ART 171, and ART 172.

 ART 257 - Introduction to Printmaking (3 credits)

An introduction to the basic techniques of printmaking including lithography, woodcut, etching, and the collagraph. Emphasis is on the traditional approaches in printmaking. Prerequisites: ART 120, ART 171, and ART 172.

 ART 280 - Introduction to Painting (3 credits)

An introduction to oil painting, using basic tools, materials, techniques, and the development of compositional methods. Prerequisites: ART 120, ART 171, and ART 172.

 ART 286 - Introduction to Watercolor (3 credits)

An introduction to both the traditional and contemporary methods of watercolor. The various watercolor media are explored. Prerequisites: ART 120, ART 171, and ART 172.

 ART 357 - Intermediate Printmaking (3 credits)

An exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual printmaking direction.Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction ofstudy. Prerequisite: ART 257.

 ART 457 - Advanced Printmaking I (3 credits)

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual printmaking direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 357.

 ART 458 - Advanced Printmaking II (3 credits)

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual printmaking direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 457.

 ART 459 - Advanced Printmaking III (3 credits)

An advanced exploration of the expressive possibilities of individual printmaking direction. Students collaborate with the instructor to plan a suitable and particular direction for study. Prerequisite: ART 458.

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 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 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."