Studio Art

Printmaking

Overview

The printmaking area equally embraces traditional and emerging practices in the medium of print. Interdisciplinary activity is supported, and students are encouraged to explore the connections between printmaking and other studio disciplines.

Curriculum

The curriculum requires students to develop both technical proficiency and familiarity with history and contemporary theory. Beginning classes allow students to practice the creative process using a wide range of shop techniques. Intermediate and advanced classes emphasize individual growth and the realization of a strong personal vision.

The program offers opportunities to participate in exhibitions, conferences, and workshops, on campus and in a broader arts community. Instruction takes place in a workshop environment, including the following facilities: digital imaging and output, intaglio, stone and plate lithography, photo-mechanical processes, relief, and screen print.

Contact Us

For information about applying, visit our Prospective Students page or call us at (205) 348-5967. Thinking of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major in Printmaking? Here is a sample four-year plan for the BFA in Printmaking.

UA Printmaking News

Click on this link to read stories about our students and faculty in printmaking.

Meet our graduate students.

Printmaking Faculty

Sarah Marshall, Associate Professor

John Klosterman, Instructor (Full-time)

Sarah Marshall Presents ‘Crowded Air’ at Hoover Library Galleries

Associate Professor Sarah Marshall has a solo exhibition, Crowded Air, September 7-October 31, at the Hoover Public Library Friends Gallery in Hoover, Alabama. Marshall’s images are transferred to fabric using photographic and print techniques such as cyanotype, silkscreen, and relief printing, and dyed using traditional tied and sewn resist techniques, the fabric elements are then

Exhibition Showcases Printmaking Processes at Capstone Village

Current students, faculty, and alumni from UA’s printmaking and book arts programs will exhibit their work at UA’s Capstone Village through September 30, 2022. The show opens Thursday, September 8 with a reception at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Through the work of Beth Sheehan and Sarah Marshall of the department of

Alumna Demos Printmaking Techniques at Shelton State Community College

Recent UA art alumna Sandra Vega (MFA 2022, printmaking) gave a printmaking demonstration for students in the Shelton State Community College Visual Arts Department and judged their end-of-the-semester student art show last week. Vega was invited by Shelton State art instructor Carson Grubaugh, who said, “Students pulled prints from one of Sandra’s woodblocks and then