*Information on the Summer 2013 Programs will be available in December of 2012.
The Advanced Printmaking intensive focuses on teaching students new/traditional printmaking techniques and developing skills on all levels. Students and professionals have access to all printmaking techniques but focus in on their primary area of interest. Throughout the course, students have the opportunity to visit artists’ studios and prime New York print shops. They are exposed to the inner workings of the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies publishing operation at Columbia University.
This course is designed for three distinct types of students: college graduates preparing to apply for MFA programs, experienced printmakers looking to increase their knowledge of techniques and the inner workings of print shops, and seasoned artists and teachers wishing to learn additional techniques to bring to their practice.
- For recent college graduates, the objective of the course is to create a printmaking portfolio in preparation for applications to MFA programs.
- For seasoned artists and teachers, the course enables them to learn new mediums and refine their current techniques.
- For more experienced printmakers, the course teaches all the necessary skills to work in a professional printshop.
For more information on the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies please click here.
The Printmaking Intensive features the following elements:
• Individual critiques by faculty and visiting artists
• Group critiques
• Lectures by nationally known artists
• Visits to museums and print shops around the city
• Demonstrations on the Dufa 7 offset press, ILS Laser
System, woodcut, photogravure, intaglio, and silkscreen
The course gives students access to all Columbia University printing facilities:
• 210 Print shop
• 310 Print shop
• The Neiman Center Gallery
This is a studio program based on two different models: the European model of apprenticeship/guild programs to learn techniques meets the standard professional print shop model. We also incorporate the MFA model of critique and discussion. There is substantial independent work beyond the program hours, as we expect each student to use the demos to develop their own process and body of work.
Slide and Portfolio Presentation:
Early in the first week of the program each artist gives a brief slide presentation of their work to the group and primary faculty.
Visiting Artist Lectures:
Each week a prominent artist presents a lecture on his or her work, to be followed by discussion.
Terry Winters and Carroll Dunham are among the list of confirmed visiting artists.
Material and Technique Tutorials:
Each student focuses on learning and developing skills in whichever medium is applicable to their process, guided by master printers. We address concerns regarding paper, ink, chine collé, curating prints, registration and multiple layer printing, and editioning. In addition, students learn to fabricate their own folio box or books.
Visits to Museums and Print Shops around the city:
We visit The MoMA, The Whitney Museum, and The Metropolitan, Museum of Art for private viewings and in-depth exposure to permanent print collections. We will also visit two of the most famous printshops in the world, Two Palms Press and Harlan & Weaver, in addition to some non-profit printshops, including Lower East Side Printshop and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.en a private viewing, with in-depth exposure to their printmaking permanent collection. We also visit two of the most famous print shops in the world, Two Palms Press and Harlan & Weaver, in addition to some non-profit print shops, such as Lower East Side Printshop and the Bob Blackburn Printshop.
Every Friday there is a group critique run by faculty and/or visiting artists.
Since we have a diverse range of applicants with varying artistic backgrounds and needs, individual critiques will be by appointment.
At the end of the program, in week six, there is an exhibition of student work at the LeRoy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University School of the Arts to celebrate the work done in the program.
Portfolio and Application Review: (Optional)
For those artists who are applying for graduate programs the tuition includes a portfolio and application review and consultation in November or early December.
A Note on the Schedule:
The Advanced Printmaking Intensive is a full-time immersion program, and students must be able to dedicate the full 6 weeks to participating in classes, field trips and studio practice.
There are no scheduled classes in the evenings or weekends, allowing for open studio time.
Applicants must have a B.A., B.F.A., or equivalent. Students earning their BFA or BA by May 2012 or May 2013 must demonstrate a level of sophistication in both their work and thinking appropriate for this class.
*Information on the Summer 2013 Application will be available in December of 2012.
In addition to the standard online application, you will be asked to provide the following:
Statement of intent. Up to 500 words. Please include your educational background, including degrees and independent courses, and your reasons for applying to the program.
Reference. Name, title and contact details for a referee who is familiar with your work. Please include a note on how you know this person.
Academic Transcripts may be requested but are not required for the initial application.
10 digital images. You must submit your portfolio online via SlideRoom. Instructions, signup and login information is here: http://columbia.slideroom.com
The Advanced Printmaking Intensive is a 6-credit course. Summer 2012 tuition rate per point is $1,392 -- or, $8,352 for a 6-credit course -- to provide a guideline for estimated costs. For more information, please visit ce.columbia.edu/Summer-Sessions/Tuition-Fees.
Limited housing in university dorms will be made available to Advanced Printmaking Intensive students on a first-come, first-served basis. Details to follow in mid-February.