Printmaking class at Shasta College is designed to be an introductory course surveying printmaking techniques as a fine arts medium. Students are exposed to the four basic printing processes including; relief, intaglio, stencil, and planographic processes. Through project outlines, slide lecture, films, demonstrations, and one to one instruction students will be guided to complete and edition of five prints for each processes including linoleum / woodcut, etching, silkscreen and monotype techniques. Students learn to develop personal imagery as well as an awareness of aesthetics and compositional elements.
The Printmaking lab is equipped with two etching presses, carbon arch photo room and full silkscreen setups for student use. The program has been very successful with many former students winning regional, state and national awards for the prints they have completed in this class.