Intaglio, wood block, lithography, letterpress, silk-screen, digital interventions and bookmaking give layered nuance to all images: The technical process becomes part of the piece.  The printmaking curriculum strikes a balance between learning skills and concepts and the development of the students' individual studio work.

Traditional printmaking tools provide a framework for innovation and may lead you into digital imagery. At the same time, digital processes may serve as preface for traditional approaches and techniques.

You might exhibit fine art prints, make posters in the artisan tradition or create animation rendered from all sorts of print media. You also examine the culture and its communications, a study as diverse as the tools you use. You discover the multiple functions of image and emerge as an accomplished artist and printmaker.

Printmaking Faculty

  • Miguel Rivera, associate professor and chair

    Miguel Rivera joined the KCAI faculty in fall 2008 to serve as chair of the printmaking department. A practicing artist as well as an...Read More
  • Laura Berman, professor of printmaking

    Laura Berman is a professor of printmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she has taught printmaking and book arts since...Read More
  • Hugh Merrill, professor

    Hugh Merrill, who joined the KCAI faculty in 1976, has had solo exhibitions at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo.; the...Read More
  • Doug Baker, lecturer

    Doug Baker holds a B.F.A. degree in photography and printmaking from KCAI and an M.F.A. degree in drawing and printmaking from the...Read More
  • Kelly Clark, lecturer

    Kelly Clark has always worn at least two hats: an artist first, he is also a co-owner and operator of Wonder Fair Gallery & ...Read More

Samples of Work


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