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The Division of Continuing Education courses are suspended until further notice, with the exception of online CE courses, which will proceed uninterrupted.

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Fine Arts

The different techniques of printmaking developed over hundreds of years, each with its own visual qualities, strengths, and limits. All the main processes of printmaking are still in use by artists today and are constantly being rediscovered and updated to include new technologies.
 
Many fine artists make work in printmaking, creating print editions or multiples. While some artists see printmaking as another avenue of expression for their ideas, other artists combine printmaking processes such as silkscreen with painting or sculpture to create their main body of work.
 
We offer courses in silkscreen, lithography, etching, woodcut, letterpress and bookmaking. Most courses start from traditional hand-drawn images to make plates and screens and move on to explore the use of digital imaging. Printmaking remains one of the only ways to use digital imagery directly.
 
Because printmaking processes use printing presses, scanners, printers, and plate-making to create prints, having access to the facilities and equipment is very important. For that reason, students taking printmaking classes have access to the printmaking facilities outside of class as classroom schedules allow. 
 

NOTE: No spray paint, spray adhesives, spray fixatives, aerosols of any kind, resins (excluding Aqua Resin), turpentine, lacquers, etc., are allowed on SVA property. Gamsol is the only SVA-approved solvent.

In-Progress Courses

For late registration, please contact the registrar at: registrar@sva.edu or at 212.592.2200.

$640
Friday
Jan 31 - Apr 24
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Bruce Waldman Illustrator; printmaker; designer

A boxer strikes a heavy blow against his opponent.
$640
Monday
Jan 27 - Apr 20
6:30PM - 9:30PM

Carlos Pisco Visual artist, digital design consultant

Image of abstract prints and portraits hanging on a wall.
$640
Saturday
Feb 01 - Apr 25
10:00AM - 1:00PM

Donald M. Sheridan Printmaker, publisher

An abstract painting of a face. The face is coloured with smudged black paint and has some red paint on its lips.
$640
Wednesday
Jan 29 - Apr 29
6:30PM - 9:30PM

Charles Yoder Printmaker, painter, writer, curator

Museum painting with a reflection of leafless trees

Waitlisted Courses

For course registration assistance, please contact a CE Course Advisor at: ce@sva.edu or at 877.242.7200.

$640
Wednesday
Jan 29 - Apr 29
10:00AM - 1:00PM

Elaine Breiger Printmaker

Geometric shape molded using abstract patterned printed material
$675
Wednesday
Jan 29 - Apr 29
6:30PM - 9:30PM

Paul John Director, Endless Editions; printer, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop

mask space
$675
Monday
Jan 27 - Apr 20
6:30PM - 9:30PM

Panayiotis Terzis RisoLAB manager, School of Visual Arts; owner, Mega Press

blue and orange Zine with a horn like shape on the left of image
$640
Tuesday
Jan 28 - Apr 21
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Gunars Prande Printmaker; director of operations, printmaking, BFA Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts

various prints on a drying rack
$640
Thursday
Jan 30 - Apr 30
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Shannon Broder Owner, Broderpress LLC; printshop technician, School of Visual Arts

screen print of mona lis and other visuals
$640
Tuesday
Jan 28 - Apr 21
6:30PM - 9:30PM

Larry B. Wright Master printer, Larry B. Wright Art Productions

A person makes prints of an abstract drawing.

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