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"Frogmans, you are where my heart is. Thanks for always providing me with an inspiring, extremely educational and memorable experience with all the amazingly talented and super fun printmakers you attract. See you all next year!!"
Ashton Ludden - MFA, University of Tennessee
"Frogman's was a truly life-changing experience; I can hardly wait to tell all about. . . the wonderful adventures and amazing things I learned. I'm so glad and appreciative that you work so hard to put on this workshop and create a space that is educational, fruitful, and socially enriching. I love how printmaking unifies artists, and Frogman's embodies everything I love about printmaking. Thank you again, and I'll see you next year!"
Linda Santana - Printmaking Coordinator, Idyllwild Arts Foundation
"Your program introduced me to a new community of beautiful, creative, and inspiring people; Frogman’s tops any summer I've ever had! "
Sarah Heyward - Graduate Student, Temple Tyler School of Art
"Frogman's was AMAZING. I can't believe how much I learned in that one week! I met so many fantastic people and had a lot of fun. If I die and go to heaven it will be Frogman's."
Laura Grossett, Lecturer, Front Range Community College

"I did more than learn a new printmaking technique . . . this summer. I created relationships with kindred spirits and was inspired to continue on my printed path with more confidence and enthusiasm.

Jordan Thornton - BFA, Montana State University
"I had a blast, learned stuff I can use for the rest of my life, and I don't think anything could keep me away next year. I'm telling all my print-leaning pals . . . how great the experience was. It was great meeting everybody and I'll see you next year."
Emmy Lingscheit - Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
"Frogman's was the most memorable and intense weeks of teaching I have ever been engaged in. The students and other faculty and the constant array of activities as well as the culminating 'awards' banquet will always stand out in my mind."
Sydney Cross - Professor, Clemson University

"I have taught many workshops, but Frogman's is the best organized and most dedicated to promoting printmaking and the teaching of printmaking. The instructor's show, the slide lectures, the exchange portfolio, the fund-raising prints, the dedicated assistants, the bowling, you made every minute count. Thank you for a great experience, it was really inspiring."

April Vollmer - Artist and Lecturer, New York City
"Frogman's Workshops are an accessible-and affordable-place for emerging printmakers to see "their kind" at work. . . . It was unique to be among so many printmakers and peers, and this immersion into a printmaking stew of know-how, info, and endurance is one of the main attractions. The daily feel of the workshop was directed, purposeful, persistent, with curiosity and sharing; everyone working in a concentrated frame of mind under the direction of accomplished and excited teachers. We enjoyed a full schedule of evening activities that have reached legendary proportions: introductory mixer, bowling party, and costume ball. These party instincts have been right-on in breaking the ice and cementing friendships for a lasting sense of community."
Karen Kunc - Professor, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

In addition to the intense courses, Frogman's also hosts special activities including a faculty lecture series, open portfolio viewing sessions, gallery crawls, and costumed bowling tournaments. There'll also be barbecues, happy hours, karaoke, fireworks, and music festivals. The workshop will culminate in a very special final banquet. More information regarding these activities will accompany your confirmation packet.  Be prepared for anything!

Don't forget to sign up on your registration form for your limited edition 2017 t-shirts and colorful, two-pocket aprons designed by the winner of our Design Scholarship! You must pre-order and prepay for your shirt(s) and apron(s) when you send your registration form as none will be available to purchase at the workshop.


Academic credit will be available through the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Metropolitan Community College in the areas of Printmaking, Graphic Design, Letterpress, and Artist Books.
Assistants will be needed in Omaha Wednesday, June 28, 2017 through Tuesday, July 18, 2017.  Assistants will be responsible for set-up and tear-down of the workshops in addition to assisting the faculty and other assignments.  Frogman's will waive one week's fees ($750) and for those assistants coming from outside the Omaha area it will pay for three week's stay in a single dorm room (up to $555).  Assistants are responsible for their own linens, meals, and travel to and from the workshop including any transportation to and from the airport, train station, or bus stations.  Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2016 through November 15, 2016. Participants must be enrolled for both sessions to be eligible for an assistantship and must register for a first choice and a second choice for each session.  Participants must be enrolled and deposits paid to qualify for Workshop Assistantships. Half of your deposit ($375) is due no later than November 15, 2016. The other half of your deposit ($375) is due no later than February 15, 2017. Assistants will not receive Early Bird Discounts.  A maximum of 12 assistantships are available.
  To apply please send the following items by November 15, 2016:
Cover Letter
Resume / Curriculum Vitae
5 digital images (jpg format, 300 dpi) ) of your artwork
2 Letters of Recommendation
Completed Registration Form
Paid Deposit
Please send your cover letter, resume / c.v., and images via DropBox to:

Please include a cover sheet with your full contact information including your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and cell phone number. Please also include your references' e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

Please have your references send their letters of recommendation to:


Frogman’s will reward the college or university that shows the strongest commitment to Frogman’s Print Workshops. The school whose participants attend the most workshops in 2017 will receive two free workshops ($1,500.00 total) in 2018. The winning school's participants must attend at least ten paid workshops. Each session attended is equal to one workshop. Therefore, if five students and / or faculty each attend two sessions, then that school’s participants have attended a total of ten workshops. If seven students and / or faculty each attend one session, then that school’s participants have attended seven workshops. After winning the scholarships, the winning school will have to wait for two years before being eligible again for the participation scholarships. Previous winners include Indiana University Southeast, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, the University of North Texas, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, University of Tulsa, University of Tennessee, University of South Dakota, University of Alabama at Huntsville, and the College of the Sequoias.

Frogman's will showcase the prints of one exceptional graduate student in the Hexagon Gallery of the Weber Fine Arts Building on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In addition to the solo exhibition, the selected graduate student will also have their fees ($750) for one course waived for Frogman’s 2017 Print Workshop.

This scholarship opportunity is open to any Master of Fine Arts candidate studying printmaking at an American University. Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2016 through December 15, 2016. The winner of the scholarship will be notified no later than January 25, 2017. Twelve to fifteen pieces will be needed for the exhibition and all of the pieces must be prints. The winning graduate student’s prints should be matted, plexed and shipped to Omaha, Nebraska no later than June 1, 2017. Frogman’s will be responsible for return shipping. The exhibition will run from Sunday, July 2, 2017, through Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Previous winners include Jessie Barnes from the University of North Texas, Raluca Iancu from the University of Tennessee, Courtney Sennish from the California College of the Arts, Ashton Ludden from the University of Tennessee, Christopher Wallace from the University of North Texas, Andrew Burkitt from the University of Georgia, Tyler Ferreira from California State University at Long Beach, Johanna Mueller from George Mason University, and Ericka Walker from the University of Tennessee.

  To apply please send the following items by December 15, 2016:
Cover Letter
Resume / Curriculum Vitae
1 to 3 paragraph Biography
1 to 3 paragraph Artist Statement
10 digital images (jpg format, 300 dpi) ) of your artwork
2 Letters of Recommendation
(At least one must be from your current print faculty)
Please send your cover letter, resume / c.v., biography, artist statement, and images via DropBox to:

Please include a cover sheet with your full contact information including your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and cell phone number. Please also include your references' e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.
  Please have your references send their letters of recommendation to:


Frogman's Design Scholarship rewards the designer whose submission is selected to be featured on our annual t-shirts and aprons. In addition to having their design on Frogman's 36th Anniversary t-shirts and aprons, their design will also be incorporated into Frogman's 2017 Portfolio title page and colophon. The winning designer will receive a full $750 scholarship to attend Frogman's 2017 Print Workshop. Previous winners include Elizabeth Jean Younce of Madison, WI; Johanna Winters of Green Bay, WI; and Maria Fleming of Denver, CO.

Designers do not have to register for the workshop prior to submitting their designs. Designs must be received by April 1, 2017. The winning design will be chosen over two phases. In phase one, Larry Schuh, Frogman's Designer Emeritus, will be narrowing the field down to the three best designs. If Larry does not receive at least ten submissions, then a design from our back catalog will be used and the competition will be canceled for that year. If there are at least ten submissions, then Larry will select the top three and in phase two, Jeremy Menard, Director of Frogman's, will select his favorite design out of those three. The winning designer will be notified by April 15, 2017.


Designs should be done in either Freehand, Photoshop, or Illustrator
Designs may be horizontal, vertical, or square
Max Width - 10.5"
Max Height - 10.5"
Resolution - 300 dpi

Designs must be done in spot color
Designs may have no more than 4 colors
Designs must include Frogman's Print Workshop
Designs must include 36th

Please send your designs via DropBox to: &

Please include a cover sheet with your full contact information including your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and cell phone number.


Many colleges and universities across the country have acknowledged this workshop as an extremely vital part of students' education, so much so that they offer scholarships for their students to attend. Students interested in applying for a scholarship from their school should contact their department chairperson.  Each school determines the amount offered, the number of awards and organizes their own selection process.

Most colleges and universities offer grants to their faculty for research purposes, such as workshops. More and more faculty are becoming aware of the importance of being involved in this event and each year the number attending increases. Each school determines the amount offered. We have been impressed by faculty who have not only sent students to the workshop, but have attended as a participant right alongside them.  This commitment to education strengthens our belief in the dedication of artists as educators.  The presence of college and university faculty adds to the professionalism and quality of the workshop. 

Below is an abbreviated list of colleges, universities, institutions and other organizations that have financially assisted students and faculty so that they may attend Frogman's. Thank you for your recognition and support!

Amity Act Foundation
Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Arkansas Technical University, Russellville, AR
Arizona Western University, Yuma, AZ
Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Augusta State University, Augusta, GA
Bay HIgh School, Panama City, FL
Belgrade - Broton - El Rosa School, Belgrade, MN
Bethel College, Newton, KS
Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Bradley University, Peoria, IL
BTW Advisory Board- Dallas ISD, Dallas, TX
Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
California State University, Chico, CA
California State University, Fresno, CA
California State University, Long Beach, CA
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Carroll College, Waukesha, WI
Central High School, Aberdeen, SD
Chequamegon Bay Arts Council, Washburn, WI
Citrus College, Glendora, CA
Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA
Clarke College, Dubuque, IA
Clayton Public School District, Clayton, MO
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland,OH
College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA
Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
Columbia College, Chicago
Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO
Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA
Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
FAA, Silver Springs, MD
Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Foundation for Excellence, Tulsa, OK
Freeman Academy, Freeman, SD
Frogman's Press & Gallery, Beresford, SD
Frogman's Print Workshops, Council Bluffs, IA
Gamblin Artist Colors, Portland, OR
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Governor's State University, University Park, IL
Graceland University, Lamoni, IA
Grandview College, Des Moines, IA
Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, OH
Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, MO
Harper College, Palatine, IL
Hot Shops Art Center, Omaha, NE
Humboldt State University Print Club, Arcata, CA
Illinois Arts Council
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
John Burroughs School, St. Louis, MO
Kansas University - Intaglio Club, Lawrence, KS
Lake Region Arts Council, Fergus Falls, MN
Laredo Community College, Laredo, TX
Lilly Press LLC, Rockville, MD
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Commission Grant, Charleston, SC
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
Menno Public Schools, Menno, SD
Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Metro State College, Denver, CO
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Minnesota State University, Fergus Falls, MN
Missouri Art Educators Association, MO
Montana Arts Council, Bozeman, MT
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN
Morris Fund, Clarksville, AR
Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Murray State University, Murray, KY
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Northeast Community College, Norfolk, NE
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
Northland College, Ashland, WI
Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN
Ohio University, Athens, OH


Omaha Print Guild, Omaha, NE
Owens State Community College, Toledo, OH
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
Pembroke Undergraduate Reserach Council, Pembroke, NC
Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Waseca, MN
Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD
Printmaking Association of North Texas, Denton, TX
Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN
Rainy River Community College, St. Cloud, MN
Rasmuson, Anchorage, AK
Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst, NC
Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Sinte Gleska University
Sioux City Public Schools, Sioux City, IA
Snow College, Ephraim, UT
South Carolina Arts Commission, Columbia, SC
South Dakota Arts Council, Sioux Falls, SD
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, MI
Southwestern Missouri State College, Joplin, MO
St. Louis Community College at Meramec, MO
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX
Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX
The John Cooper School, The Woodlands, TX
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Union College, Schenectady, NY
University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona Honor's House, Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona Print Club, Tucson, AZ
University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
University of Dallas, Irving, TX
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
University of Illinois, Springfield, IL
University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Belton, TX
University of Miami, Miami, FL
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota, Morris, MN
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO
University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD
University of South Carolina, Beaufort, SC
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
University of Texas Permian Basin, Odessa, TX
University of Texas, Arlington, TX
University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin, Superior, WI
Valley City State University, Valley City, ND
Village Therapy, Chadron, NE
Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN
Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Wayne State College, Wayne, NE
Weber State University, Ogden, UT
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH


The University of Nebraska at Omaha's North campus housing will be offline summer 2017 to replace fire escapes.

Sonesta ES Suites
6990 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68132
(402) 553-8898
Sonesta is the closest hotel to the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Weber Fine Arts Building, home of Frogman's courses.
Some of Sonesta's best amenities include:
  .6 miles to Weber Fine Arts
  11 minute walk to Weber Fine Arts
  Free hot breakfast (every day)
  Free dinner with beer and wine (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  Full Kitchens
  Free parking
  Linens included
  Free wi-fi
  Swimming pool
  Fire pit
Occupancy Double Quadruple
Beds 1-King, 1-Queen Pullout 1-King, 2-Full, 1-Queen Pullout
Full Baths 1 2
Price per person per week $276.50 $225.75
Price per person per two weeks $553.00 $451.50
Please note, housing prices are subject to hotel taxes. Reservations for studio suites or 2-story suites must be made when registering for Frogman's 2017 Print Workshop. After participants register for Frogman's, they must also contact Sonesta ES Suites at (402) 553-8898 to confirm their reservations. A credit or debit card must be used to confirm reservations with Sonesta; however, there will be no deposits. Reservations may be made through June 11th. Participants may cancel their room reservations through June 11th. Any cancellations made after June 11th will be subject to full room charges. Participants will pay Sonesta Suites for their stay upon checkout.

Other Hotels - Over 10,000 hotel rooms available in metropolitan Omaha

Campsites - Running water, electricity, and showers available at most sites

Airbnb - Rooms, apartments, and whole houses available for short term rental

Couchsurfing - Stay as a guest at a host's home

No matter where you're staying, we recommend making your reservations as soon as possible.


Omaha offers a diverse array of cuisine from budget-friendly to five-star and consistently ranks as one America's best cities for Foodies. In addition to all of the amazing local restaurants, on campus dining is available.

Suites in Sonesta ES Suites come with full kitchens including a refrigerator, range, microwave, sink, and dishwasher. They also come stocked with cookware, dishes and utensils. The closest supermarkets to UNO and Sonesta are Hy-Vee, Target, and Wal-Mart. There are also Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, local natural foods stores, farmer's markets, and ethnic grocery stores throughout the metro.


Along the banks of the Missouri River lies beautiful Omaha, Nebraska. Centrally located at the intersection of Interstates 29 and 80 Omaha is serviced by Eppley International Airfield, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines (Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, Burlington Trailways, and Megabus).

Once you've arrived in Omaha there are many options available for local travel including: car rental, taxi service, shuttle service, Uber, Lyft, and the Metro.

Frogman's will not be offering shuttles.

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The workshop fee is $750 for one session or $1,500 for two sessions. This fee covers instruction, equipment use, studio space, administration, and most supplies and materials needed for the course. Participants will receive a specified number of plates and sheets of paper, along with other needed materials.  If participants want to have more paper or plates, they will need to bring it with them, as no additional materials will be available for purchase at the workshop. If you plan on editioning while at Frogman's, you will want to bring additional paper. The workshop fee will also cover inks, solvents, chemicals, rags, and many other supplies used during the workshop. Participants should bring their own toolbox of personal supplies (pencils, erasers, rulers, tape, etc.) and their sketchbook or other images. Faculty may require additional tools, materials and supplies which you must provide yourself.

If you register by October 31, 2016, you will be eligible for a $50 fee reduction off of your total bill! Those qualifying for the "Early Bird Discount", are still required to send the full deposit.

You may register online or mail in a copy of your registration form. Completed registration forms and non-refundable deposits ($375 per session enrolled) are due when you enroll. Registration closes April 15, 2017.  If you have missed this deadline, please call Frogman's at (605) 310-6548 to find out which courses might still be available.  Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

When filling out the registration form, please circle your first and second choices for each session you are registering.  Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. In the unfortunate event of insufficient enrollment in a particular course, Frogman's will be forced to cancel that area.  If your first choice is already filled or if it ends up being cancelled, we will place you in your second choice area.  You will be notified of any changes.

May 1, 2017 participants will be sent a packet of information via e-mail outlining further details about the workshop and your course(s).  If we do not have your correct e-mail address prior to May 1, 2017 you will not receive the information.  We will not be mailing the packets out.


Online registrants may pay their deposits with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. In addition to Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, participants may pay their deposits by check if they mail in their registration forms. Spots in courses will be held once we have processed your deposit. With the exceptions of your deposit and optional fees (t-shirt(s) and apron(s)) your bill should be paid at the workshop on the Sunday before your session(s). All remaining workshop fees may be paid for by cash, check or MasterCard/Visa/Discover/American Express.  Bills must be paid in full before participants will be allowed to attend classes.  Checks should be made payable to: Frogman's.

Frogman's has a no refund policy. If a registered participant drops out between September 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017, they will lose their deposit. If a registered participant drops out after April 30, 2017 they will lose their deposit and also be responsible for paying their remaining balance.

Frogman's began humbly back in 1979 when Professor Lloyd Menard led five school teachers from Sioux City, Iowa to the Black Hills of South Dakota for a drawing class. Prints were first introduced in 1981 and the workshops evolved into the Black Hills Print Symposium which took place at various sites in Western South Dakota. The Black Hills set an amazingly beautiful backdrop to the workshops, but by 1996, the workshops had outgrown the confines of the Hills and were moved to Beresford, South Dakota, home of Frogman's Press & Gallery. The workshops would only spend two years based out of Beresford before moving to nearby Vermillion and the University of South Dakota. This past summer marked Frogman's first year at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where the Frogman took his first ever print class over 50 years ago. Frogman's Print Workshops will be celebrating our thirty-sixth anniversary this summer.