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Student Opportunities


Island Press offers students the opportunity to work in collaboration with visiting artists. As a volunteer assistant, you will have a behind-the-scenes look at how we help to translate an artist’s ideas into new media in developing a project, and how we apply the materials and processes of the print shop to those ideas. It’s a truly collaborative process, and your help will add to the collaboration!

We most recently worked with Erika Blumenfeld. Check back for announcements about upcoming collaborations and volunteer opportunities.

WashU students may also pursue work study opportunities through Island Press. For more information, send us a request through the Inquiry form to the right.

In exchange for their participation in the project, students are given a signed helper print made by the visiting artist.
Diane Victor’s black and white print has a female figure holding a basket with a dog inside on one hand and her other hand supports another figure she carries on her head.
Diane Victor’s helper print, titled She Carried It, 2018.

Student Spotlight

Q&A with Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson talks about her approach to making and the influence her experiences with Island Press have had on her own work as a printmaker.

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Headshot of Avery Johnson

Recent projects