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Studio Art

PRINTMAKING

Introducing both traditional and alternative processes, the printmaking emphasis allows students to explore lithography (polyester plate), book arts, relief, silkscreen, monotype and monoprint techniques using water-based Akua inks, etching and “non-etch intaglio type” (photopolymer film) processes. Printmaking is supported by a digital media lab which includes a Power Mac G5, Epson Perfection 4990 Photo scanner, dual 20 inch cinema monitors, laser printer (used for both film positives and polyester plates), NuArc MSP 3140 multi-spectrum exposure unit and an Epson Stylus® Pro 4800. The studio promotes a non-toxic environment and includes a new Conrad E-30 intaglio/litho press, ventilated etching room with an airbrush aquatint station and a vertical etching tank using ferric chloride. Students receive instruction in both traditional and cutting edge techniques providing them the opportunity to build competitive portfolios.