department of art & art history

FIne Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

artdept@etal.uri.edu – 401.874.5821

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Printmaking

Our courses in printmaking engage students in the full range of relief, intaglio and lithographic techniques and a rapidly expanding inventory of associated photographic and digital technologies. We take pride in our studio classroom environment—one that encourages craft and motivates creative experimentation, personal discovery, and interdisciplinary cooperation. We work hard to provide students with a forum for self-expression, critical thinking, and self-directed exploration.

student with instructor making a print

Our Goals

  • Help students develop practical skills in the medium
  • Encourage students to discover relevant historical and social ideas, movements and traditions
  • Cultivate personal experimentation and explore conceptual approaches that foster students’ curiosity, potential and vision as innovative artists, global designers and responsible communicators.

Our Facilities

There is ample space for hands-on studio experiences in our large dedicated studio environments that feature Vandercook flatbed proof presses, American French Tool intaglio presses and Krause lithography presses, as well as darkroom facilities, access to a state-of-the-art digital lab and large format printers.

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