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

Examples of printmaking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her summer class schedule includes four classes – intro to graphic design, intermediate drawing and experimental printmaking – three of which typically involve studio work. Max Londberg,, "Coronavirus: Thousands urge UC to reduce tuition and fees for summer semester," 19 Apr. 2020 Mixografia is a printmaking technique that allows the viewer to see brushstrokes. Richard Chang,, "New Laguna Art Museum exhibits include John Baldessari lithographs, Gwyn Murrill’s animal sculptures and prints by Mexican American artists," 20 June 2019 But Stewart writes with poetic grace and a nonspecialist’s appreciation of printmaking, painting, literature and architecture. Washington Post, "What ruins can teach us about beauty and decay," 7 Feb. 2020 Rose Memorial Library, while compact, has a long list of events, including Mahjong games, chair yoga sessions and Japanese printmaking classes. New York Times, "Stony Point, N.Y.: An Escape From the ‘Chaos’ of the City," 18 Mar. 2020 The son of a Venetian stonemason, his effort to preserve ruins forever through printmaking illustrates the paradox implicit in the representation of decay. Washington Post, "What ruins can teach us about beauty and decay," 7 Feb. 2020 Knowledge spread rapidly during the Renaissance, thanks, above all, to printmaking. Washington Post, "The Met is the world’s greatest art museum. Three under-the-radar shows confirm it — again.," 10 Jan. 2020 The center offers adult, kid and teen classes in dance, writing, painting, drawing, ceramics, photography and printmaking. Laura Latzko, azcentral, "Phoenix Festival of the Arts is kid-friendly and dog-friendly. Here's what you can do there," 10 Dec. 2019 The factory holds the work of 82 artists in a variety of media—painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, stained glass, printmaking, sculpture, fiber—and offers patrons the rare opportunity to talk with artists about their work. al, "Plan the ultimate holiday getaway to this historic Virginia town," 9 Dec. 2019

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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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8 May 2020

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“Printmaking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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