Upcoming Program

may, 2020

Educational Programs

Printer Training Program

An intensive program for students who wish to pursue careers as collaborative printers

MFA in Collaborative Lithography

An M.F.A. with a focus on collaborative lithography, offered in cooperation with The University of New Mexico’s Department of Art

Summer Workshop

A four-week workshop for professionals who wish to hone their skills in fine art lithography

Brandon Gunn, Tamarind Master Printer

Professor of Practice/Education Director

Brandon J. Gunn joined the Tamarind staff in January 2016 as Director of Education. Gunn is originally from Orem, Utah. After receiving a Masters degree in Printmaking at Illinois State University in 2006, and the Tamarind Master Printer Certificate in 2008, he began teaching full time, in addition to producing his own artwork, printing collaboratively, and constructing leather rollers. Gunn has considerable experience as a collaborative printer and educator, and is extremely knowledgeable in traditional and modern lithography, intaglio, woodcut, and digital printing techniques. He has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at Santa Fe Community College, Concordia University in Montreal, Brigham Young University Idaho, and Indiana University in Bloomington. He has also printed at Normal Editions Workshop, Stinger Editions, and for Indiana University’s visiting artist program. Gunn is responsible for the internationally recognized Professional Printer Training Program and the intensive Summer Workshop. He also regularly conducts external workshops and presentations, researches new materials and techniques, and consults with educational institutions, workshops and suppliers in the field. 

What our students say about why they choose to study at Tamarind


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Resources for Printmakers

How-to videos, workshop models, recent research projects, and an interactive map to find workshops and classes taught by Tamarind-trained printers are all available on our Resources for Printmakers Page.

How to apply for Tamarind's Programs

Download the Printer Training Application  or Summer Workshop Application and send application and related materials to Tamarind Institute, 2500 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque NM 87106. Or, applicants may e-mail materials to

For students applying for the MFA Program, please note that there is a separate application to the College of Fine Arts, which will be reviewed independently of the Tamarind application. Students must apply for both the Tamarind Printer Training Program and the UNM MFA program. January 10 is deadline for both programs.

Applications for the 2020 Summer Workshop and 2020-21 Printer Training Program MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 10, 2020

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