Make Your Impression

Developed in the 15th century, printmaking filled a demand for creating multiple copies of written and artistic works. Today's printmakers have elevated the process into a visual culture that blurs the boundaries between commercial and fine art. Make your mark in this ever-evolving field with a concentration in printmaking.

Printmakers carve or etch original art and transfer the image, via ink or dyes, onto paper, fabric and other surfaces – the options are almost endless. Once a printmaker creates a master design, it can be reproduced or altered for further expression of artistic ideas and emotions.

In the printmaking program at Colby-Sawyer, you’ll explore relief, intaglio and screen printing lithography. Progressing through the curriculum, you will advance to photo processes, monotypes, collagraphy, chine-colle, multi-plate printmaking, letter pressing and bookmaking.

Study With Experienced Printmakers

Create with professors who study and exhibit across the country, and have received numerous grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and New Hampshire Council on the Arts.

Colby-Sawyer Art student and professor printmaking in the studio

Show Off Your Creativity

The Gladys Greenbaum Meyers Juried Student Art Exhibition, the college's largest art annual exhibition, draws an impressive audience from the college community and the general public. The honor of being selected to show in the juried exhibition adds esteem and value to your academic accomplishments and your professional portfolio. In addition to awards, outstanding artists are also selected for scholarships and commissioned pieces.

The annual Senior Art Exhibition showcases the best work of all graduating art majors. The exhibition demonstrates the growth, skill and professionalism developed while studying at Colby-Sawyer. Awards are presented to artists whose works best reflect diversity of media, techniques, influences and experiences.