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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Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A., Western State Colorado University; M.F.A., New Mexico State University.
Phone: (970) 943-2035
Office Location: Escalante Terrace 208 / Quigley Hall 126