Printmaking, Fiber Studies, and Book Arts Concentrations

Broaden your visual vocabulary with a concentration in printmaking, fiber studies, or book arts, as you practice some of the world’s longest and most widespread art traditions.

Welcome to Studio 106!

Studio 106 is a special space. A hands-on, tactile, designed-for-people-who-like-to-make-stuff kind of space.

Do you want to create screen prints based on your own designs? We’ve got the equipment for that. Do you want to create a book of your own poetry, on paper you made yourself? You can do that, too. In Studio 106 at Houghton, you will be able to try all these processes and decide on your favorite methods to express your ideas.

We offer three different concentrations: printmaking, fiber studies, and book arts. Our foundational printmaking and fiber studies courses offer an introduction to historical and modern techniques. These courses are a great way to dive in and get a sense for which concentration is best for you.

Printmaking

Explore the history of print and its role across cultures and civilizations. Develop your visual vocabulary through courses in letterpress & typography, etching, screen-printing, and lithography—and create a portfolio of prints that showcase your distinct vision and voice.

Fiber Studies

See sustainability in a new light as you make your own paper and explore what it means to be an artist who cares for God's creation. Refine your artistic vision while thinking about fiber’s role in the evolution of human civilizations, and the consumption of our world's finite natural resources.

Book Arts

Examines the origins and evolution of the printed book, drawing connections to its form and function today. Explore visual narratives from a personal context, using tools that span more than 1,000 years in the evolution of printing technology, as you create your own unique books.

Advanced Coursework

Advanced courses allow students to experiment with incorporating multimedia techniques into their work. These projects can include sculpture, video, performance, and installation. Students are encouraged to experiment with materials and methods as they develop individual studio practices.

Sustainability

At Houghton, we believe our role as stewards of God’s creation isn’t limited to science class. We practice responsible harvesting of native fiber and dye plants each fall, for papermaking, book arts, printmaking, and textile design.

Facilities and Equipment

Studio 106 is a multi-functional space designed for our print media, fiber studies, and book arts courses.

The facility includes:

  • Screen-printing equipment
  • Etching press
  • Lithographic press
  • Papermaking equipment
  • Sewing machines
  • Tabletop looms
  • Portable dye studio cooking stations
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