With its own building full of specialized
presses, Printmaking invites you to explore both traditional and experimental
techniques for reproducing your own images using inks and paper.
By carving or etching a design onto almost
any surface, you can print multiples onto another surface, varying each
reproduction as you like. You’ll learn to master the nuances of working in
intaglio, lithography, screenprint, relief, digital and alternative print
methods – all of which are available as a means of finding your own voice and
fueling your artistic development.
As a Printmaking major, you’ll study
original prints and other world-class works of art behind the scenes at the
RISD Museum of Art, which offers a valuable resource for both undergraduate and
graduate students in the program. Critical insights from faculty, visiting
artists and other print-world professionals will help you to develop mature
personal work that both expresses your personal vision and is responsive to the
issues defining this dynamic field.