The Print Art Program is devoted to works on paper and prints and designed with a worldview.
Students explore through their own images the various Western techniques in intaglio, lithography, monoprint as well as sosaku-hanga (the Japanese woodcut technique where printing is done with water-based pigments). The aim of the course of study is to expand the repertoire of visual languages available to the student, to encourage direct invention in this medium, and to foster a method of thinking artistically through the making of original prints. Students are encouraged to integrate both traditional methods and contemporary innovations in their work.
The Mary Alice Cooley Print Collection, a collection of student work accumulated over 20 years, contains more than 200 original prints and reveals the quality and diversity of work produced by Cornish students. This growing collection is integral to the Print Art curriculum for study and research.