Install Theme

An artist in residence screen printing at the Fabric Workshop and Museum.

Eunice Kim, Porous #42, collagraph with chine colle, 2007

Print II: Here is a great article on another artist who makes collagraphs using mylar as a plate.

This is a version of the pattern block project we did at the beginning of this semester in Print I. This is a good example as we start our new unit on screenprint (which will allow for printing similar digital images)


A Day in the Studio: Eva Cohen working on Translation Print

My collage is created from the found woodcut prints and old block prints pulled on a letterpress,  It is inspired by this short “translation”: 

“Crumbling ruins, far from what we know, hold something of our past. Take whatever you can- hold it close. Don’t loose it to time again.”

I initially thought about preservation, development over time, growth, memories and family history. Thinking about my family and ancestors, I sketched a tree symbolically representing “the tree of life”, and with “Crumbling ruins”. I began to think about how a tree, something which is perceived as strength, would fall apart. I decided to incorporate two extended arms into my image, appearing as though they are grasping to collect parts of the breaking tree.

Article on Painters using Printmaking Techniques

"Lionni starts with a dusty, industrial aluminum panel, photographs it, primes and prepares the ground, and then screen prints the image of dust onto the aluminum"


Emma Kunz (via

For those of you interested in art using math/geometric patterns here is a great example.


A studio visit with Amanda Lilleston (MFA 2012)

I worked closely with Amanda Lilleston from 2009 through 2012 and saw her produce some of the most ambitious and brilliant woodcut prints I have seen anywhere. Following her graduation from Stamps School, Amanda was awarded a Philips E. Curtis Artist-in-Residence where she spent a semester making new works at Albion College.  I took these images during my visit to Amanda’s A-I-R studio at Albion. Awesome prints Amanda! -Endi

Here is an example of a large block being inked and printed by Endi Poskovic, a professor at the University of Michigan. Visit his blog, endiana dreaming, for more images of the process and examples of his work. Pay particular attention to the use of color in his prints.

Elizabeth Catlett, Linocut

Compare these two prints by Elizabeth Catlett and Leonard Baskin. Can you describe the emotional state of the two people in the prints? How does line contribute to the feeling?

Leonard Baskin, Man of Peace, 1952, 60” x 31”, woodcut

New York Bus Trip

Tickets are on sale for the art department’s New York bus trip on March 22nd! The bus will be stopping at Chelsea (location of major printmaking and photography galleries) and the Met.
Students in Muhlenberg college art classes can purchase tickets in the art office for $25 with check or cash. Spaces are limited.

The next exhibition in the Martin Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts Building at Muhlenberg College will be Veit Stratmann: The Muhlenberg Floor.

The show runs from 3/12 to 4/12. Please attend the opening reception on Wednesday March 12th from 4:30-6:00 (drop in).

Write at least two paragraphs of short response about the show (complete sentences/ hand written or typed).


  1. How do people move around the gallery and interact or avoid the carpet?
  2. How would you relate the use of pattern and color in this installation to concepts such as play, game theory, or the physical relationship between the work of art and the viewer? If you are unsure, a guess is fine.

Article on Veit Stratmann

(Source: digitalfoundations209)

Issues of Copyright and Fair Use

In Print II an excellent question came up about copyright and fair use. The College Art Association (CAA) has some excellent resources on the question (which is complex). For those of you interested in professional standards such as how to write a gallery contract or label a portfolio, CAA provides guides that are considered the standard in the field.

We will talk about fair use, creative commons and case law in both Print I and Print II when we use photographic techniques later this semester. There are some excerpts from this article in an older post on this blog.

College Art Association’s FAQ about Intellectual Property and the Arts