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Printmaking Studio

Studio: Printmaking

Revamp your curriculum to include printmaking history and techniques with students of all ages—without the advanced equipment.

Art teachers often overlook printmaking due to a lack of equipment, resources, space, and flexibility. This course breaks down printmaking history and processes. Learn to confidently and safely incorporate techniques such as monoprinting, relief printmaking, collagraphs, screen printing, and more. Use these techniques with students of all ages without advanced equipment. Create practical tools for your classroom, evaluate classroom organization, and learn how to break down printmaking for students to revamp your curriculum.

See the course syllabus and Graduate Catalog for more details.

Required Materials

Printmaking Materials List

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition. ISBN 978-1-4338-3216-1 

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)
  • A Google Drive account (not provided by AOEU)
  • 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 $1197.00
Mon 8 Sun
May 1 Weeks Jun 25
Upcoming Course Run Dates
May 1 Jun 25
AOEU Course Code
Morningside Course Code
EDUC500 AOE025

Course Objectives

  • Develop, enhance, and/or extend inclusive printmaking curriculum.
  • Utilize concept, process, instructional best practice, and printmaking techniques to create authentic artworks.
  • Investigate contemporary and historical perspectives related to printmaking.
  • Create resources, tools, and hands-on printmaking examples to use directly in the classroom.

Course Breakdown

Week 1
History and Processes
  1. We begin by examining the basics of printmaking, from key terms and practices we will use throughout this course to the history of printmaking and how to get your students as excited about this media as you are!
Week 2
Monoprinting Methods
  1. Begin exploring the world of printmaking through the fundamentals of monoprinting. Research and identify the characteristics of various techniques, choose one, and get hands-on experience.
  2. Document and reflect on your process by creating a process board presentation.
Week 3
Relief Printing
  1. Carve deep into the relief printing process through inspirational artists, various techniques, and experimenting on your own.
  2. Choose from several relief printing approaches. Then, design, print, and document your process in a process board presentation.
Week 4
Collagraphs & Screen Printing
  1. Identify the creative printmaking potential of found objects through the process of collagraphy and simple tricks for screen printing. Problem-solve with budget-friendly solutions for collagraph and screen printing by creating pallets, screens, and personal prints documented in a process board presentation.
Week 5
Repeat Patterns & Alternative Methods
  1. Step outside the box by experimenting with alternative printmaking methods and repeating patterns.
  2. Document and present your exploratory process through a process board.
Week 6
Management & Organization
  1. Investigate classroom management strategies for printmaking and identify which will work best for you.
  2. Design student-facing organizational tools to communicate routines and redesign your current teaching space for the ultimate in printmaking success.
Week 7
Printmaking Workshop
  1. Analyze the role of reflection within the creative process.
  2. Further investigate one printmaking technique through exploration, research, and an opportunity to reflect.
Week 8
Presentation Visualization
  1. Reflect upon your journey throughout this course, completing the artistic cycle and bringing process and presentation together.
  2. Design a plan for exhibiting works of art to share with others.

Monoprinting Methods

A sample assignment from Week 2 of the class Studio: Printmaking.

1. Research

Explore resources, including ways to try monoprinting in the classroom, video demonstrations, and historic inspirational processes of artists and their printmaking practices.

2. Discussion

Research monoprint examples through a variety of resources. What questions do the monoprints you have discovered raise for you? Post an image of a monoprint you find particularly intriguing, analyze the technique or use of materials, and share your thoughts. Credit your sources.

3. Practical, Hands-on Application

Choose two distinctly different monoprinting techniques to explore from this week's resources. Take pictures of your process from beginning to end and include annotations, reflections, and connections to course resources for your process board presentation.
"I wouldn't change a thing about Studio: Printmaking. Great course and wonderful instructor! This is the best program. I am excited to be a part of it."
Lauren G., FL

What do past course participants think?

Hundreds of art teachers have taken the course Studio: Printmaking. Here’s what they actually think — without cherry-picking.
(12-month rolling average from all post-course survey respondents – Updated 1/28/2021)


Course content was relevant and current.


Instructor was knowledgeable and provided value-added contributions.


I achieved the goals I set at the beginning of the course. 

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