The printmaking area offers a full range of techniques including etching, lithography, screen printing, and relief. The equipment is housed in two large studios, with a separate acid room for etching, and an exposure room equipped for a variety of photographic print processes. Students have 24-hour access to the printmaking facilities.
Each spring students' prints are juried for an exhibition at the Janet Turner Print Museum; award winners' prints are purchased for the collection. The Janet Turner Memorial Scholarship ($1000) is awarded to an outstanding printmaking student each year.
The printmaking area regularly hosts visiting artists for lectures and workshops. In May 2008 we will host the fifth Monoprint workshop. This event brings 12-14 artists from around the US to CSU Chico to create monoprints during a four-day workshop. Along with the effort to raise funds for our printmaking program, we are interested in creating an exciting interaction between artists working together in the printmaking studio. Selected students are invited to assist artists during these events.
An additional Griffin Intaglio Press, bed size 26 x 48 inches, is housed in the graduate studio.