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Printmaking Studio

Studio: Printmaking

Printmaking presents countless ways to design personal, creative works of art. In this course, you will explore and experiment with various monoprint techniques, image transfers, traditional and nontraditional linoleum prints, collagraphs, and many other unique and alternative processes — no press or chemicals necessary.

You will also create useful tools and finished pieces for the art room and learn how to effectively break down printmaking skills for your students in developmentally appropriate ways while revamping your printmaking curriculum from the inside out.

For the official course description, see the course syllabus or Academic Catalog.

Required Materials

Printmaking Materials List

Additional Materials

  • Computer with basic audio and video output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)
Graduate Credits
All courses will now close at 11 PM Central time on the 27th of each month. Graduate Credits 3 Graduate Credits
Price Graduate Credit $1047.00
Mon 8 Sun
Jan 4 Weeks Feb 28
Upcoming Course Run Dates
Jan 4 Feb 28
Feb 1 Mar 28
Mar 1 Apr 25
Apr 5 May 30
May 3 Jun 27
AOEU Course Code
Morningside Course Code
EDUC500 AOE025

Course Objectives

  • Create a wide variety of prints while experimenting with new techniques.
  • Analyze the challenges of teaching printmaking to students.
  • Create resources, tools, and hands-on printmaking examples to use directly in the classroom.
  • Research best practices in the management and organization of printmaking.
  • Develop and extend current printmaking curriculum.

Course Breakdown

Week 1
History and Process
  1. Review and research the history and science behind printmaking.
  2. Explore printmaking curriculum differentiated for the K-12 classroom.
Week 2
  1. Learn new and innovative ways to spice up monoprinting in the classroom.
  2. Explore two new monoprinting techniques and document your process.
Week 3
Relief Prints
  1. Learn safety, management, and technique for both traditional and nontraditional relief prints.
  2. Create a process board as you document the process of creating your own finished piece.
Week 4
  1. Explore basic and advanced collagraph techniques.
  2. Create a collagraph kit to take directly into the classroom to prepare your students for endless possibilities with collagraphs.
Week 5
Alternative Processes
  1. Explore a variety of new and alternative printmaking processes.
  2. Try alternative printmaking techniques for yourself and share your process.
Week 6
Management and Organization
  1. Explore ways to manage the mess of printmaking from the experts.
  2. Craft an action plan and create tools to help you better manage the process in your classroom.
Week 7
Teacher Showcase
  1. Begin a body of personal work using new techniques and processes you learned in the course.
  2. Utilize critique methods as you analyze peer work and explore how to use peer feedback in your classroom.
Week 8
  1. Refine a body of personal work using the new techniques and processes you learned in the course.
  2. Write an artist statement to reflect on your personal creative process.

Linoleum Prints

A sample assignment from Week 3 of the class Studio: Printmaking

1. Research

Watch a hands-on demonstration showcasing safety, organization, and techniques associated with teaching relief printmaking in the classroom.

2. Discussion

Write a 3–4 paragraph action plan outlining how you plan to use relief prints in your art room. Your plan should include at least three different takeaways from the videos and handouts.

3. Creation

Create your own finished relief print, choosing an alternative technique or traditional method.
Kristina D.
"The pace of the class was perfect. It would fit so well into many of my colleague's schedules. All of the content is immediately applicable in the classroom at any level. It was great to share actual art and studio ideas with like-minded people!"
Stacey R.
"This class was the first opportunity that I've had to take a studio art class since I took a summer course many years ago. This class encouraged me to create process boards for each unit of printing that we explored. I have already used two of these in the classroom as visual instructions for printing centers. It also encouraged me to continue my printmaking art."
Tara H.
"I LOVE the idea of taking a studio class at home. I do not have the time, or a sitter, to take an extension class at the local college or university and really liked that I was able to try techniques out that I may not have otherwise. You are now my go-to resource for professional development!"

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