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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. Courses are built around types of printmaking such as intaglio, relief and screen printing. Projects are designed to teach students new techniques while at the same time building a conceptual basis for image making. Students are encouraged to submit work for local, state and national juried exhibitions.

Printmaking FACULTY

Brian Spolansbspolans@emich.edu

Printmaking Facilities

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.

Printmaking Courses

AD 330 Color

This course addresses perceptual, theoretical, verbal, physiological, and psychological approaches to color. Students complete a number of assigned problems intended to promote hands-on color learning and develop skills and vocabulary useful, in the analysis, interpretation, and manipulation of color relationships. Emphasis is placed on two-dimensional work involving “material color” or “subtractive color.” This is a studio-based workshop supplemented with presentations, reading material, discussions, and demonstrations.


Prereq: AD 126

AD 400W 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.


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

AD2D 320 2D Methods and Materials

This course investigates how the materials and methods used to construct two-dimensional artworks can generate, embody, and communicate ideas. Students will experiment with a variety of techniques, materials, and supports beyond those used in beginning studio courses and become acquainted with a range of artists for whom process and materials are primary concerns. This course is a studio-based workshop supplemented with lectures, discussions, reading material, and demonstrations.


Prereq: AD 300W, (successful completion of the Foundations Portfolio Review), and (two of the following: AD2D 301, AD2D 302, AD2D 303, AD2D 304)

AD 401 Advanced Porfolio I

An advanced course that focuses on students’ personal development of a body of work using contemporary art methods. Emphasizes the individual student’s development of a personal line of creative inquiry, which is supported by a sound conceptual foundation and is executed through appropriate technical means. Intended for students from Photography/New Media, 2D, and 3D concentrations.



Prereq: AD2D 320, AD2D 321, AD3D 320, or ADPM 320

AD 402 Advanced Porfolio II

An advanced course that continues goals and accomplishments from Advanced Portfolio I. Students will further develop a body of work using contemporary art methods through self-directed projects. Intended for students from Photography/New Media, 2D, and 3D concentrations.


Prereq: AD 401