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Printmaking, Fiber Studies, and Book Arts

Broaden your visual vocabulary by practicing some of the world’s longest and most widespread art traditions.

By pursuing a concentration in printmaking, fiber studies, or book arts, you’ll have the opportunity to try a variety of processes. Gain a solid introduction to historical and modern techniques like screen print and paper making. These courses are a great way to get a sense for which concentration is best for you and the ideas you want to express.

Course Highlights

Advanced courses allow you to experiment with multimedia techniques. These projects can include sculpture, video, performance, and installation. Develop your own studio practice by exploring and experimenting with a variety of materials and methods.

In addition, you’ll practice responsible harvesting of native fiber and dye plants each fall. These sustainable materials can be used for papermaking, book arts, printmaking, and textile design. Join your fellow makers in stewarding God’s creation.

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
  • 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. Explore what it means to be an artist who cares for God's creation
  • Refine your artistic vision. Learn about fiber’s role in the evolution of human civilizations, and the consumption of our world's finite natural resources

Book Arts

  • Examine the origins and evolution of the printed book. Make connections to its form and function today
  • Explore visual narratives from a personal context and use tools that span more than 1,000 years in the evolution of printing technology
  • Create your own unique books