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Fall 2015 Dept. Meeting

Department — KVH @ 9:49 am, Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Dept Meeting Fall 2015

2015-2016 Workstudy in Printmaking!

Department — KVH @ 11:45 am, Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Hello all you lovely Majors, Concentrators, and lovers of Print! The Printmaking Dept. is looking for awesome students to be awesome workstudy this fall and spring. If you’re a full-time student and want to work in the department this year, please click over to the MICA HR page listing for Printmaking Workstudy. Workstudy-eligible Majors & Concentrators are strongly encouraged to apply.

End of Semester, Spring 2015

Department — KVH @ 9:18 am, Thursday, April 30th, 2015

It’s the FINAL COUNTDOWN! Here are all the important dates, deadlines, and reminders to finish the semester.

final countdown

Classes end on Friday, May 8th.
All studio supplies are being put away THAT MORNING, Friday May 8th. No studio work will be allowed in the studios after 9AM on Friday, May 8th. No exceptions.

The last day for studio access is Monday, May 11th at Noon. All drawers and lockers must be vacated by this time.*

Returning Majors and Concentrators must label their drawers with the appropriate Fall ’15 tags. Up to 2 drawers per Major and 1 drawer per Concentrator. Lockers may not be kept through the Summer. All non-majors and non-concentrators must vacate all drawers. Tags will be available on every floor by Friday, May 1st.*

All drawers without proper labels will be emptied.

All personal screens must be taken home. Personal screens left behind will become department property. Please note also – this is a prime time for screens to be stolen. Keep yours locked up, and take it home as soon as you’re finished with it. You have been warned.*

Book Concentrators must empty their drawers in Fox 418.

There is no summer access to Dolphin, except for students actively enrolled in a CS class.

Printer Hours will continue through Thursday, May 7th on their regular schedule. There will be no printer hours beginning Friday, May 8th.

Seniors – you will be installing your Thesis Exhibition the week of May 11th. YOU MUST vacate your studios by Friday, May 15th at 5 PM. All trash must be taken to the 1st floor. The only things that should remain in your studios are the table and flat files. Returning seniors must pack up their studios to allow for summer cleaning.

*All screens, supplies, or oversized materials that are left behind will be mercilessly tossed or taken over by the department. No exceptions.

Good luck with your finals!
Have a great Summer, everyone!

Spring Dept. Meeting Wednesday!

Department — KVH @ 1:01 pm, Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

dept mtg

Mo’ printing, mo’ messes.

Department,Maintenance — KVH @ 3:37 pm, Monday, April 6th, 2015

The studios are getting busy, which means the studios are getting MESSY! This is not a new phenomenon. Lots of people are making work in the studios, and many are leaving messes behind.

clean printing
Help us by cleaning up after yourself, particularly the following areas: 

Food & Drink Containers. No one wants to touch your your germ-y, sticky food and drink containers – that’s gross. Throw them away, or rinse them out and recycle.
Paper scraps, gloves, and linoleum / wood / metal shavings. You made this clutter, please throw it in the trash.
Ink Slabs & Tables. These are shared spaces, and an easy way to ruin someone else’s day is to leave a dirty ink slab. Please be mindful.
Clean rollers, brayers, knives, and squeegees thoroughly. Dirty brayers and squeegees? That’s not cool. Clean them thoroughly when you’re finished.
Return tools and solvents to proper location. Done with it? Put it back. Making prints should not involve a scavenger hunt.
Clean press beds and printing stations. Leave your space as clean as you found it, or better yet, leave it CLEANER!
Keep all sink areas clear and clean. A dirty sink doesn’t help anyone. This is true for the washout sinks too. slovenia Rinse them down when you’re done.
Sweep floors of your carvings, filings, and other trash. There are brooms in every studio. Use them!

The Printmaking workstudy, staff, and faculty are here to keep your materials stocked, equipment working, and troubleshoot problems. We are not here to clean up after you. If you’ve been working in the studio, don’t leave until your workspace is clean.

Finally, we have upped our rag delivery for the final month of school. It is still possible that we will run out at the end of some weeks, but it is almost guaranteed that there are good, lightly used rags in the red cans. Please conserve rags and use them thoroughly, and put them in the step cans when they are truly dirty.

❤ Printmaking

*Time to Clean print above by Mel Larson, used with permission.

Visiting Artist David Wolfe

Department — KVH @ 2:53 pm, Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

David Wolfe, owner of Wolfe Editions in Portland Maine (AND MICA Printmaking Alumni), will be visiting the Printmaking Department this coming Tuesday & Wednesday, April 7th and 8th.

David’s studio specializes in Letterpress and Fine Arts editions. Join us in Dolphin as he makes presentations on his studio work and his thoughts on managing a studio, and sit in on printing demonstrations over the two days.



The schedule will be as follows:

9 AM Talk: Developing & Sustaining a Fine Arts Press
11 AM Demo: Monoprint & Relief Print combinations
4 PM Demo: Letterpress & Relief Print combinations

8:30 AM Talk: Wolfe Editions Lecture / Q&A, with print examples.
10:30 AM Demo: Monoprint & Relief Print combinations

Everyone is welcome to attend. More images of his work and studio can be found at www.wolfeeditions.com.


Opening Reception!

Campus,Department,Exhibitions,FUN! — KVH @ 3:14 pm, Tuesday, March 24th, 2015


Join us this coming Monday, March 30th, 5-6:30pm, for the 2015 Annual Printmaking Juried Exhibition opening reception! The show hangs in the Rosenberg Gallery, 2nd fl Brown.

The exhibition was juried by Cynthia Thompson and David Chioffi, and is on display March 25th through April 5th.

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Department — faculty @ 11:11 am, Friday, January 30th, 2015

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Winter Break, 2014!

Department — KVH @ 12:08 pm, Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Hello all –



As you finish up your classes, please take note of the following deadlines:

    • Classes end Friday, Dec. 19th. Your last chance to work in the studios is Thursday night. Supplies will be put away everywhere first thing Friday morning.
    • All personal screens must be taken home for break. Screens left behind will become department property, so thanks in advance!
    • Drawers and Lockers must be cleaned out by FRIDAY, DEC. 19TH AT 7PM. If you’re a major or concentrator, returning to Dolphin for Spring classes, you may keep your current drawers. Drawers & lockers that are not emptied, and which should be, will have locks cut and its contents emptied. ALL CAMPUS BUILDINGS WILL CLOSE AT 7PM THIS FRIDAY.
    • Printer hours end on Thursday, Dec. 18th.
  • Dolphin is closed for the duration of winter break, and will reopen when classes begin on Tuesday, January 20th.

Let us know if you have any questions. Enjoy your break and catch up on your sleep!
♥ Printmaking

Dolphin Press & Print / Scarpitta Poster for Sale at MICA School Store

Department — faculty @ 11:18 am, Friday, November 28th, 2014

Bryn Freeman ’04 [graphic design] was selected to create a limited edition print that responded to the spirit of and object in the exhibition Salvatore Scarpitta Traveler curated by Melissa Ho at the Hirshhorn Museum and Gardens in Washington, DC. Freeman’s passion for cars and eclectic design sensibilities made her a perfect choice for this special edition commemorating the Scarpitta exhibit. Her past projects include poster designs for film festivals at The Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art; promotions for events at the Creative Alliance;and design of the 192 page book Playing with Sketches for Rockport Publishing. Traveler was inspired by vintage 1- and 2-color sprint car [and motorcycle] race posters. The yellow color was taken from the paint and Monroe suspension on the Trevis car.

Screenshot 2014-12-04 09.12.02

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