print·​mak·​ing | \ ˈprint-ˌmā-kiŋ How to pronounce printmaking (audio) \

Definition of printmaking

: the design and production of prints by an artist

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printmaker \ ˈprint-​ˌmā-​kər How to pronounce printmaker (audio) \ noun

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Darling's illustration, created with graphite, colored pencil and printmaking and digital techniques, was featured in the publication's Spring 2017 issue. Brittany Nader,, "Kent State professor, NEOMED Ignite magazine win illustration competition," 10 Jan. 2018 Jordan won her medal in the printmaking category and Emily in the drawing and illustration category. Carol Kovach,, "Fairview Park students learn about kindness, compassion: A Place in the Sun," 2 Apr. 2018 The family art event will include a performance by Le PeTiT Cirque — the only all-kid aerial and circus arts show — an art exhibit treasure hunt, art projects and balloon art and printmaking. Ben Brazil,, "Festival of Arts returns to Laguna Beach on Thursday," 3 July 2018 Art lovers who appreciate media ranging from acrylics to wood sculpture to jewelry to printmaking and even luxury interior design can see it all at Laguna Art-A-Fair, which kicked off its 2018 season over the weekend. Daily Pilot Staff,, "Laguna Art-A-Fair is back for the summer," 2 July 2018 With a lifelong focus on draftsmanship, which also included astonishing achievements in printmaking, White was a radical progressive with a retrograde talent. James Panero, WSJ, "‘Charles White: A Retrospective’ Review: Shimmering Black History Brought to Life," 27 June 2018 In addition to painting, Mr. Kirkeby worked in sculpture, drawing and printmaking, wrote and directed films, and constructed permanent outdoor installations from brick. Roberta Smith, New York Times, "Per Kirkeby, Painter Inspired by Nature, Is Dead at 79," 20 May 2018 Artists Didier William and Nestor Armando Gil explore colonialism and suggest alternatative legacies via printmaking, painting, sculpture, and performance. Stephan Salisbury,, "What to see in Philadelphia's museums this summer," 6 June 2018 Elizabeth McNally will lead printmaking sessions on June 7, 14 and 19. Susan Dunne,, "A Summer Of Music And Art On The Streets Of Downtown Hartford," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of printmaking

1795, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of printmaking was in 1795

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