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Printmaking is an art form steeped in tradition. Students in Golden West’s Printmaking Department learn a wide variety of historical processes such as lithography and linoleum block printing as well as modern silkscreen techniques that can be used for both T-shirts and fine art prints.

Our Printmaking Workshop course is an exploration of traditional and non-traditional printmaking techniques ranging from mono printing to fish printing and other unique printmaking methods.


Printmaking 1 - Art 150 (3 Credits)
An exploratory course designed to introduce and give studio experience in etching, relief and lithography printmaking. This course will include etching, acquainting, photo etching, woodcuts, linocuts, stone and metal plate lithography printmaking, and multicolor printmaking. This course may be taken 4 times. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.


The Printmaking area is a spacious studio that includes a variety of presses as well as an outside patio area for screen cleaning and chemical work. There is ample layout space as well as drying racks and storage for paper and tools. The Printmaking studio also includes:

Printing Studio