Painting/Printmaking Faculty

Dragana Crnjak
Associate Professor
Painting

Office: Bliss 0016
Phone: 330.941.1860
E-mail: dcrnjak@ysu.edu

Joseph D’Uva
Associate Professor
Printmaking

Office: Bliss 4071
phone: 330.941.2540
e-mail: jduva@ysu.edu

Chris McCullough
Professor
Painting

Office: Bliss 4077
Phone: 330.941.1862
E-mail: cmccullough@ysu.edu


Painting

The Painting Program offers balanced instruction towards both technical and conceptual aspects of painting. Students are exposed to a wide range of ideas and processes in relation to both historical and contemporary art practices. Through dynamic in-classroom demonstrations, student-focused discussions, field trips, and regular lectures by visiting artists, students are immersed in the vibrant field of painting.

The Painting Program provides students with spacious, naturally-lit studio rooms, and individual studio spaces are available for advanced art students. The Painting Program is strongly committed to students’ professional development and provides students with continuous opportunities to exhibit their artwork in one-person, group, and collaborative exhibitions, as well as in annual juried exhibitions at McDonough Museum of Art and the Butler Institute of American Art.


Printmaking

The studio art major with an emphasis in Printmaking gives the student basic skills and knowledge in both traditional and contemporary print media. The Printmaking Area includes courses that focus on lithography, intaglio, screenprint, relief, monoprint/monotype, and photo/digital based printmaking applications. Students who participate in these courses learn how to create editioned prints and unique, one-of-a-kind printed works. In addition, many printmaking students chose to integrate printmaking processes into other media, such as Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Installation, and Graphic Design.

The Printmaking Area also invites students to participate in many events throughout the year, including print specific exhibitions, juried student exhibitions, printmaking fundraising events (which aid in class trips and study abroad opportunities), and collaborative printing in our Red Press Collaborative visiting artist program.

As with all BFA Studio Art majors, students must complete and pass the Freshman Foundation Portfolio Review before beginning the printmaking course sequence. The printmaking major offers a diverse range of media experiences and allows for a progression of technical and aesthetic development to best prepare him/her as a professional print artist, collaborative printer, and/or to continue onto graduate study.

Over the last few years, the Printmaking Facilities have undergone significant changes. The area has been updated with some of the safest, most current equipment/materials in the field, transforming the space into one of the most contemporary and versatile student printmaking studios in the region. To offer our students a safe environment in which to create printed works of art, the facility utilizes many non-toxic printmaking methods and chemistry. Facilities include a large printmaking studio with an outdoor balcony and plenty of natural light, an attached chemistry room dedicated to etching, and a technology lab/darkroom annex allowing us to generate photo-matrices within lithography, intaglio, and screenprint processes. The main studio includes three intaglio/relief presses, two lithography presses, large format screenprinting vacuum press, large format textile screenprinting press, a four color/two station T-shirt screenprinting press, six portable screenprinting units, lithography stone graining sink (forty count litho stone collection), paper prep/tear table, and a large paper soaking sink. The chemistry room includes a vertical etching tank, chemistry lab specific counters and sink, hotplate, acid storage cabinet, chemical storage cabinet, and a portable acid/gas/particulate matter ventilation unit. The technology lab/darkroom includes a large litho/etching plate photo-exposure unit, screenprinting exposure unit, screenprinting washout booth with commercial power washer, four Macintosh computers, scanner, tabloid sized laser printer, and a large format Epson archival ink jet printer.


Contact Information for Department of Art

To learn more about the degree programs, scholarships, exhibitions, faculty, and students, visit art.ysu.edu or contact the Department of Art directly at 330-941-3627. To schedule a personalized campus visit, contact the College Coordinator of Admission and Recruitment at 330-941-3625.

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COURSE TITLE S.H.
General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
Arts and Humanities *included in Major0
Natural Sciences *one with a lab7
Social Science6
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective/First Year Experience3
Major Requirements
ART 1501Fundamentals of 2D Design3
ART 1502Fundamentals of 3D Design3
ART 1521Foundation Drawing3
ART 1522Intermediate Drawing3
ART 1503Foundation Portfolio Review1
ART 2611Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 2621Life Drawing3
ART 2631Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 2674Introduction to Photography3
ART 2691Introduction to Digital Media3
ART 3721Expressive Drawing3
Painting/Printmaking Emphasis Courses21
Painting Emphasis Courses for 21 s.h.
Introduction to Painting
Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
Watercolor
Mixed Media Painting
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
Advanced Painting 1
Printmaking Emphasis for 21 s.h.
Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
Introduction to Painting
Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
Mixed Media Painting
Advanced Printmaking
Both Painting and Printmaking
ART 3703Junior Portfolio Review1
ART 4802Senior Project3
ART 4803Senior Seminar3
Both Painting and Printmaking pick 6
ART 4852Advanced Painting 23
ART 4853Advanced Painting 33
ART 4800Studio Problems (may be repeated up to 9 s.h.)3
ART 3748Special Topics in Studio Art (may be repeated up to 9 s.h.)3
ART 4824Advanced Printmaking (may be repeated up to 9 s.h.)3
37/48xx studio art elective3
Art History and Theory
ART 1541Survey of Art History 13
ART 1542Survey of Art History 23
ART 3788Theory of Art3
ART 5882Twentieth Century Art from 1960 (*recommended)3
or ART 5881 Twentieth Century Art to 1960
ART History Electives
Select 6 s.h. of ART History 37XX Electives.6
Total Semester Hours129

Printmaking

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ART 1501 Fundamentals of 2D Design 3
ART 1521 Foundation Drawing 3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
General Education Course/First Year Experience 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 1502 Fundamentals of 3D Design 3
ART 1522 Intermediate Drawing 3
ART 1541 Survey of Art History 1 3
ART 1503 Foundation Portfolio Review 1
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ART 2625
Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief (*both offered in SUMMER)
or Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
3
ART 2691 Introduction to Digital Media 3
ART Breadth Course - suggest ART 2621 3
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 2626
Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting (*both offered in SUMMER)
or Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
3
ART 2650 Introduction to Painting 3
ART Breadth Course 3
ART 3788 Theory of Art 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ART 3725
Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
or Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
3
ART 3751 Mixed Media Painting (*also offered in SUMMER) 3
ART Breadth Course 3
General Education Course 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 3726
Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
or Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
3
ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review 1
General Education Course *with a lab 4
ART 4824 Advanced Printmaking (**also offered in SUMMER) 3
ART Art History 37XX or Higher 3
Request a Graduation Evaluation from the CCAC Advising Office, 2310 Bliss Hall, (330) 941-3625 after you have completed 80-85 sh.  
 Semester Hours14
Year 4
Fall
ART 4824 Advanced Printmaking 3
ART Elective - 1 of 4 from P/P Elective menu 3
ART Elective - 1 of 4 from P/P Elective menu 3
ART Breadth Course 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4802 Senior Project (F/S/X) 3
ART 4803 Senior Seminar 3
ART 4824 Advanced Printmaking 3
ART 5882 Twentieth Century Art from 1960 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Summer
Select 6 s.h. from below courses 6
ART 3725
or art 3726
Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief (3 s.h. also offered second year)
or
 
Advanced Printmaking (3 s.h. also offered third year)
or Studio Problems
 
Studio Problems Printmaking  
Special Topics in Studio Art  
ART Studio 37/48xx Electives 3
Mixed Media Painting (3 s.h. also offered third year)  
 Semester Hours9
 Total Semester Hours129

Studio Art Painting/Printmaking Electives

COURSE TITLE S.H.
ART 4824Advanced Printmaking3
ART 4852Advanced Painting 23
ART Studio Art 37XX/48XX Elective3
ART 3748Special Topics in Studio Art (varies)3

Painting

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ART 1501 Fundamentals of 2D Design 3
ART 1521 Foundation Drawing 3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
General Education Course 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 1502 Fundamentals of 3D Design 3
ART 1522 Intermediate Drawing 3
ART 1541 Survey of Art History 1 3
ART 1503 Foundation Portfolio Review 1
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ART 2650 Introduction to Painting 3
ART 2625
Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief 1,2
or Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
3
Art Breadth Course 3
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 3751 Mixed Media Painting 3
ART 2621 Life Drawing 3
Art Breadth Course 3
ART 3788 Theory of Art 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ART 3752 Intermediate Painting 3
ART 3721 Expressive Drawing 3
ART 3725
Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief 1,2
or Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
3
Art History 3700 or higher 3
General Education Course with Lab 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review 1
ART 4851 Advanced Painting 1 3
ART 2653 Watercolor 3
Art 1 of 4 from Painting Electives 3
Art History 3700 or higher 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ART 4852 Advanced Painting 2 3
Art Breadth Course 3
ART 5882 Twentieth Century Art from 1960 3
Art 1 of 4 from Painting Electives 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4802 Senior Project 3
ART 4803 Senior Seminar 3
ART 4853 Advanced Painting 3 3
Art 1 of 4 from Painting Electives 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Summer
Art 1 of 4 from Painting Electives 3
Art Breadth Course 3
 Semester Hours6
 Total Semester Hours129
COURSE TITLE S.H.
Painting Electives
ART 4852Advanced Painting 2 33
or ART 4853 Advanced Painting 3
ART 4824Advanced Printmaking 33
ART 37XX/48XX
ART 4800Studio Problems 31-3
 

Learning Outcomes

1.) Students will be able to demonstrate their proficiency of art vocabulary.

2.) Students will be able to demonstrate technical expertise appropriate to their progression in the program relevant to their chosen artistic medium.

3.) Students will be able to demonstrate a high level of content expression appropriate to their progression in the program relevant to their chosen artistic medium.