Neosho, MO – Crowder College Art Department shared some of the newest equipment with an open house today on the Neosho campus.
Printmaking classes started this spring through the generosity of local art patron Judy Smith, Dr. John Garoutte, and Mr. Rudy Farber. Smith and Garoutte were Tulane University alum which sparked the interest.
Art Instructor, Joshua Knott, had the vision when hired 5 years ago to start a Printmaking class to benefit Crowder art students. His vision soon turned into a project when Judy Smith found they shared art interests as well as alma-mater Tulane.
“I wanted to design a shop that was a shop, where students could learn all they wanted and get better. I take pride in what our school, staff, and donors have done to make this printmaking shop happen,” stated Knott.
The Printmaking classes use the equipment to print cards, t-shirts and other items. A Printmaking shop of this kind is unique to a community college campus. These classes were established to transfer to a four-year university.