SU24 Introduction to Printmaking

Day/Time: 8 Mondays starting June 17, 4:00-6:30pm

There is no class July 1.  

Location: MIT Arts Studios, W20-425

Instructor: Timothy Lee

SAA Printmaking. Credit: Sarah Hirzel.
SAA Printmaking. Credit: Sarah Hirzel.
SAA Print & Stitch. Credit: Sarah Hirzel.

Printmaking is an artistic discipline whereby images are transferred from a matrix and printed onto another surface, such as paper, wood, and fabrics. This introductory class in printmaking will introduce students to the concepts and processes behind this image transfer technique and how it can be used to explore artistic concepts and concerns. Students will gain a deep understanding of two types of printmaking techniques – drypoint etching and block printing ­– and will explore topics such as pattern design, how to use an etching press, multi-color prints, and working in repetition and series. There will also be opportunities to explore alternative printmaking processes such as making monotypes with gelli prints, as well as “kitchen” lithography. Taking the knowledge learned, students will be able to print images towards the end of the term of their own designs.

Materials list:

  • 2x Grey Linoleum Printing Blocks (6″ x 8″)
  • Linoleum Cutter Set, Handle with 5 cutters
  • Richeson Clear Carve Etching Plate, Pkg of 3 (8″ x 10″)
  • Double-Point Scribe (preferred) or Carbide Point Scribe
  • Cheesecloth
  • Strathmore 400 Series Printmaking Paper, Pad of 15 sheets (11″ x 14″)
  • Students may wish to purchase additional surfaces to print on towards the end of the term; these may include canvas tote bags, blank cards, or wooden surfaces

Course material fee of $25 to cover ink, brayers, barons, paint, and gelli plates


  •  June 17, 2024 - August 23, 2024
     4:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Registration is at an external URL for this event.