Tradition and Innovation
Printmaking at EOU is housed in Loso Hall and has grown to include Intaglio, Polyester Plate Lithography, Relief Printmaking, Screen Printing and Monotype. There is an emphasis on non-toxic approaches to each type of printmaking, and digital imaging is part of the core of most every course. While the printmaking philosophy at Eastern is progressive and experimental, emphasizing non-toxic material and integrating digital imaging, our model includes the best that traditional methods have to offer.
The main printmaking lab houses a 22“ x 30” Whelan X-Press and a dim-room that includes 30” x 40” NuArc Platemaker used for both intaglio and screen printing. The main studio will allow three to four students to work simultaneously in comfort. There is a spacious work area next to the pressroom that is available during class and at other times for preparation work and drawing.
Loso is also the home of a shared computer facility, which houses 25, Macintosh G5 tower computers with all the latest imaging software, high resolution and larger format scanners, a HP8550 Color Laser Jet Printer and an Epson 7800 that are all utilized within the printmaking curriculum. There are several rooms rooms assigned for each printmaking class. They all directly connected and during class students move freely between them.
All of Eastern’s class sizes are small with a cap of 14 students in the printmaking courses. This unique situation provides consistency with one-on-one instruction and there is little competition for resources among students.
Students in good standing and that are enrolled in courses or independent studies in printmaking are given liberal access to all facilities related to the printmaking processes. Eastern Oregon University and the art program faculty encourage students to take advantage of all that the facilities have to offer the development of their creative voices.
ART 240 – Introduction to Printmaking (APC)
Credits: 4.00 Gen Ed Core
Artistic Process & Creation Introduction to fine art printmaking through a studio practice using both traditional and contemporary methods. Emphasis on applying technical skill to individual conceptual development. This course will be offered with a rotating emphasis on relief, intaglio, lithography, and monotype. ART 101 and/or ART 120 recommended.
ART 340 – Intermediate Printmaking
An in depth exploration of multiple-plate printing techniques with an emphasis on developing personal creative interests and content. Students will explore traditional, contemporary, and experimental methods. This course will be offered with a rotating emphasis on intaglio, relief, screen printing, lithography and monotype. May be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite, ART 240 or 243
ART 243 Introduction to Screen Printing (APC)
Gen Ed Core-Artistic Process & Creation This course provides an introduction and beginning exploration of the latest developments in non-toxic digital, and photo serigraphy printing techniques. Course will include use of drawing materials, photo imaging, and digital imaging techniques. ART 101 and/or ART 120 recommended.
ART 343 – Intermediate Screen Printing
This course provides an in-depth exploration of the latest developments in non-toxic, digital and photo serigraphy printing processes with an emphasis on developing individual content. Course will include exploration of drawing materials, photo imaging, and digital imaging techniques. May be repeated twice. Prerequisite: either ART 240 or ART 243 required.
ART 344 Digital Processes In Printmaking Credits
This course provides an in-depth exploration of the latest developments in non-toxic digital printmaking techniques with an emphasis on developing individual content. Course will include an introduction to drawing materials and an in-depth exploration of photo imaging and digital imaging techniques. Prerequisites: either ART 227, ART 240 or ART 243.