The printmaking program provides an experience in contemporary and experimental printmaking approaches, with a grounding in traditional intaglio and relief techniques. Students can major or minor in Studio Art, with a concentration in printmaking. For more information, contact Professor Leigh Ann Beavers at 540-458-8876 or

• Printmaking I (introduction to intaglio and relief techniques)
• Printmaking II (in depth intaglio or relief techniques, letterpress)
• Photography III (self described semester long project with emphasis on series work)
• Printmaking IV (self described semester long project)
• Special Topics in Printmaking (past topics include letterpress printmaking, large print, monotype)
• Book Arts Course (letterpress, broadsides, artist books)

• 1 Takach etching press 34x42
• 1 Charles Brand etching press
• 1 Vandercook letterpress
• 2 state of the art ductless hood enclosures for acid/solvent work
• 6 cabinets of type
• Large, airy studio with North facing windows, two large work tables and two walls of pin board as well as a free standing wall pin board.

• Studio Art Thesis Award is awarded to a Studio Art student a year for outstanding work on their Senior Thesis Studio Project.
• Studio Art Prize is awarded to a Senior Studio Art Major for outstanding work done during their time in the Art Department.
• The Class of 1964 Fine Arts Prize is awarded annually to a junior or senior whom the art faculty identifies as having done the most outstanding work in any area of the fine arts.