printmaking

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"Montserrat attracted me with its small size, yet big possibilities." – Cory Wasnewsky '14

Printmakers analyze, transform and replicate information using design, drawing, painting, book arts, letterpress, video and often sculpture and installation. At Montserrat, students apply established processes such as silk-screen, etching, relief-printing, mono-printing, lithography and diverse media to find the combination of textures, techniques and images that best communicate their developing vision.

They use these methods to engage the larger ideas of multiplicity, repetition, commercialization and individual expression that form the core of printmaking. Students draw from visual, textual and other sources to create printed work in the form of an edition, multiple or one-of-a-kind image. Although traditional image-making strategies may inform the work, students often supplement them using digital and photographic technology.

Printmaking graduates from Montserrat go on to be educators, printers, designers, book artists, and also work in galleries and museums.

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