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Printmaking Studio

Studio: Printmaking

Master the art of printmaking to design personal, creative works of art and create a stellar curriculum to share with your students.

This course breaks down various printmaking processes that participants can use with their students at any age level, without advanced equipment, and with all of the safety and developmentally appropriate information they need. Participants will try out various monoprint techniques, image transfers, traditional and nontraditional linoleum prints, collagraphs, and many other unique and alternative processes – no press or chemicals necessary.

As participants create useful tools and finished pieces for the classroom, they will also learn how to break printmaking skills down for their students in a developmentally appropriate way while revamping their printmaking curriculum from the inside out.

See the course syllabus and Graduate Catalog for more details.

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)
  • 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
Aug 1 Weeks Sep 25
Upcoming Course Run Dates
Aug 1 Sep 25
Oct 3 Nov 27
Nov 7 Jan 1
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.
"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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