The Art Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences
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Printmaking

The printmaking program helps students reach their artistic potential by teaching a variety of techniques with an eye toward building individual style. Printmaking facilities include a lithography studio equipped with two large presses, and an intaglio relief studio with a large etching press. The studio room has a large work space and photo-screen equipment. You are encouraged to submit your work for local, state and national juried exhibitions.

Printmaking FACULTY

Brian Spolansbspolans@emich.edu

Printmaking Courses

ARTS 210 Screen Printing I

An introductory course that covers paper screen printing processes. Processes to be covered are reductions, transparencies, photographic processes, and methods of monoprinting. Students are expected to develop concepts and pursue a greater understanding of contemporary art. (Formerly ART 305)

Prereq: ARTS 121, ARTS 122, ARTS 123, and department permission

ARTS 310 Screen Printing II

A supplementary course on paper screen printing processes. Processes to be covered are photographic processes, CMYK, and monoprinting. Students are expected to develop concepts, work independently and pursue a greater understanding of contemporary art. (Formerly ART 405)

Prereq: ARTS 210, instructor approval, and department permission

ARTS 311 Relief and Intaglio

An introductory course that covers relief and intaglio printmaking processes. Processes to be covered are linoleum relief prints, color reduction, drypoint, aquatint, monotyping, and methods of monoprinting. Students are expected to develop concepts and pursue a greater understanding of contemporary art. (Formerly ART 306)

Prereq: ARTS 121, ARTS 122, ARTS 123, and department permission

ARTS 312 Lithographic Printing

An introductory printmaking course dealing with image, design, and concepts as they relate to Lithography. Processes to be covered are stone lithography, reduction printing methods, color printing, and methods of mono-printing. Students are expected to develop concepts, and pursue a greater understanding of contemporary art.

Prereq: ARTS 121, ARTS 122, ARTS 123, and department permission

ARTS 410 Intermediate Printmaking

Intermediate level course that focuses on combining previous processes and taking a non-traditional approach. The course places an emphasis on working independently and conceptual development. This course will also include more in-depth critiques, research and presentations. (Formerly 406)

Prereq: ARTS 290, 3 of the following courses: ARTS 210, ARTS 310, ARTS 311, or ARTS 312, and passed foundation review

ARTS 411 Advanced Printmaking

An advanced printmaking course that pushes the understanding of earlier processes. Students develop thematic work and are expected to push the dialogue to a more advanced level. Students are also expected to work independently on projects agreed upon by the instructor.

Prereq: ARTS 410 and department permission; Co-req: ARTS 490W

ARTS 490W Capstone

This course is taken in conjunction with the last course in each student’s area of concentration. It is designed as the culminating learning experience for students in the BFA curriculum and will help provide direction for their future professional careers. The course will focus on preparation for a required senior exhibition, the development of a professional portfolio, and the creation necessary written documents to support one’s professional career. This course fulfills the General Education Writing Intensive requirement.

Prereq: must be enrolled in final area of concentration and department permission