Workshop Information


1 Course selections ?

* Participants must select one course as their first choice and a different course as their second choice.


Session 1: July 1-6

First Choice
Second Choice


Session 2: July 8-13

First Choice
Second Choice

2 Assistantship Applicants: Courses?

* Assistantship applicants must select different first and second choices for both sessions.

3 Apparel

* Must pre-order to purchase. Quantity can be updated after adding to cart.




Aprons $20

4 Housing?



The workshop fee is $950 for one session or $1,900 for two sessions. This fee covers instruction, equipment use, studio space, administration, and most supplies and materials needed for the course(s). The workshop fee also includes admission to introductory receptions, tables at the open portfolio sessions, costumed bowling, and the final banquet.

You may register online or mail in a copy of your registration form. Completed registration forms and non-refundable deposits ($475 per session enrolled) are due when you enroll. Registration closes April 15, 2024. 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 select 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, 2024 participants will be e-mailed a packet of information outlining further details about the workshop and your course(s). If we do not have your correct e-mail address prior to May 1, 2024 you will not receive the information. We will not be mailing packets out.

Health and Safety

Frogman’s Print Workshops will be following CDC Guidelines and local health recommendations. Frogman’s and the University of Iowa encourage all Frogman’s students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.


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. 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.

Early Bird Discount

If you register by October 31, 2023, you will be eligible for a $75 fee reduction off of your total bill! Those qualifying for the “Early Bird Discount”, are still required to send the full deposit.



University Housing

Participants may stay on the University of Iowa campus.  Housing has not yet been assigned, but last summer, participants stayed in Stanley Hall.  Single occupancy rooms were $349.02 per week per person in 2023 and featured one extra-long twin bed, one dresser, one desk, one chair, one closet and a sink and a mirror.  Double occupancy rooms were $242.76 per week per person in 2023 and featured two extra-long twin beds, two dressers, two desks, two chairs, one closet, and a sink and a mirror.  Pillows, sheets, and blankets were included, but participants had to bring their own towels.

To reserve on-campus housing please e-mail Frogman’s or call (605) 310-6548.

Reservations for on-campus housing must be made through Frogman’s first before any on-campus housing payments may be submitted.  Payments for on-campus housing will be separate and payable to the University of Iowa School of Art & Art History.  All on-campus housing payments must be made by Thursday, May 30, 2024, 5 pm (CDT).

Camps and Conferences General Information

Summer Housing Guidebook

Residence Hall Policies

Other Housing

Hotels – Over 4,000 hotel rooms available in the Iowa City / Coralville metropolitan area.

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 whether you’re staying on campus or elsewhere, we recommend making your reservations as soon as possible.

Other Information




“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 – Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

“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 – MS, Augusta 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 – Associate 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 Emerita, 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, Santa Cruz

“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 Emerita, 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. There’ll also be swimming, karaoke, fireworks, and free concerts. 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 42nd anniversary 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


Academic Credit

Graduate and undergraduate level academic credit will be available for Frogman’s courses through the University of Iowa.





Preparatory Assistantships

Preparatory Assistants will be needed in Council Bluffs, IA and Iowa City, IA between May 12, 2024 and June 23, 2023.  Assistants will be responsible for inventory, packing, loading, and other workshop preparation.   Applications will be accepted from January 15, 2024 through April 1, 2024 and applicants do not have to be enrolled in the workshop to apply.  Compensation is $19.00/hour in 2024 workshop credit.  Assistantships will be for at least 25 hours and no more than 50 hours.  Flexible schedules will be considered for applicants that live in the Omaha area.  Preparatory Assistants are responsible for their own travel to and from Council Bluffs, IA. There is a guest room and guest bathroom available free of charge.

To apply, please send the following items by April 1, 2024:

Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Dates available between May 12, 2024 and June 23, 2024

Please send your resume / c.v. and dates available 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.

Archiving Assistantships

We are looking for one in-person and up to two remote Archiving Assistants. Work must be completed between November 2023 and February 2024. Assistants will be responsible for identification, documentation, photo editing (all applicants must have their own computer with Photoshop), and other assignments related to Frogman’s extensive permanent collection.  Applications will be accepted from August 8, 2023 through October 15, 2023 and applicants do not have to be enrolled in the workshop to apply.  Compensation is one 2024 workshop (course) deposit for approximately 25 hours of work. In-person Archiving Assistants are responsible for their own travel to and from Council Bluffs, IA. There is a guest room and guest bathroom available free of charge.

To apply, please send the following items by October15, 2023:

Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Preferred Work Dates

Please send your resume / c.v. and preference work dates 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.

Workshop Assistantships

Assistants will be needed in Iowa City Wednesday, June 26, 2024 through Monday, July 15, 2024. 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 ($950) and for those assistants coming from outside the Iowa City area it will pay for three week’s stay in UI Housing (up to $700). Assistants are responsible for their own 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 October 1, 2023 through November 15, 2023. 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 ($475.00) is due no later than November 15, 2023. The remainder of your deposit ($475.00) is due no later than February 15, 2024. Assistants will not receive Early Bird Discounts. A maximum of 12 assistantships are available.

To apply, please send the following items by November 15, 2023:

Cover Letter
Resume / Curriculum Vitae
5 digital images (jpg format, 300 dpi) ) of your artwork
Image List (name, titles, media, dimensions, and years created)
2 Letters of Recommendation
Completed Registration Form
Paid Deposit

Please send your cover letter, resume / c.v., image list, and images via DropBox or WeTransfer

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:




Design Scholarship

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 2024 t-shirts and aprons, their design will also be incorporated into Frogman’s 2024 Portfolio title page and colophon. The winning designer will receive a full $950 scholarship to attend Frogman’s 2024 Print Workshop. Previous winners include Barbara Lane Tharas of Emporia, KS; Christina Kang of Morgantown, WV; Feliks Pyron of Morgantown, WV; Andrew Mullally of Iowa City, IA; 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, 2024.  The winning designer will be notified by April 15, 2024.


Designs should be done in either 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 42 or 42nd

Please send your designs via DropBox or WeTransfer to: &
Please include a cover sheet with your full contact information including your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and cell phone number.

Graduate Student Scholarship

Frogman’s will showcase the prints of one exceptional graduate student in Gallery E148 of the Visual Arts Building on the campus of the University of Iowa. In addition to the solo exhibition, the selected graduate student will also have their fees ($950) for one course waived for Frogman’s 2024 Print Workshop.

This scholarship opportunity is open to any Master of Fine Arts candidate studying printmaking at a North American university. Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2023 through December 15, 2023. The winner of the scholarship will be notified no later than January 25, 2024. The winning graduate student’s prints should be matted, plexed and shipped to Iowa City, Iowa no later than June 1, 2024. Frogman’s will be responsible for return shipping. The exhibition will run from Sunday, June 30, 2024 through Saturday, July 13, 2024.

Previous winners include Emily Legleitner of University of Alberta, Wesley Kramer of Oklahoma University, Juana Estrada Hernandez of the University of New Mexico, Christina Kang from Northern Illinois University, Stephanie Alaniz from West Virginia University, Elizabeth Jean Younce from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Rachelle Hill from Northern Illinois University, 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, 2023:

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
Image List (name, titles, media, dimensions, and years created)
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 or WeTransfer

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:

Participation Scholarships

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 2024 will receive two free workshops ($1,900.00 total) in 2025. 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 College of the Sequoias, Colorado Mesa University, Indiana University Southeast, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, University of Alabama at Huntsville, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, University of North Texas, University of South Dakota, University of Tennessee, and the University of Tulsa.

Additional Student Scholarships / Faculty Grants

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!

Aims Community College, Greeley, CO
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 South Bend, Mishawaka, 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
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Minnesota State Community and Technical College, 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
North Sanpete School District, Mount Pleasant, UT
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
Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO
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
Simpson College, Indianola, IA
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





Iowa City offers a diverse array of cuisine from budget-friendly to five-star. In addition to all of the amazing local restaurants, on campus dining is available.

The closest supermarkets to the University of Iowa and downtown Iowa City are Target, Bread Garden Market, and John’s Grocery.  ALDI, Fareway, Hy-Vee, Natural Grocers, New Pioneer Food Co-op, and Trader Joe’s are all nearby. There’s also a farmer’s market dowtown and ethnic grocery stores throughout the Iowa City/Coralville metro.




Along the banks of the Iowa River lies beautiful Iowa City and the University of Iowa. Centrally located on  Interstate 80 Iowa City is serviced by Eastern Iowa Airport and commercial bus lines Greyhound and Burlington Trailways.  The nearest Amtrak station is in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Burlington Trailways offers bus service between Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) and Iowa City.  ACS Airport Shuttle Service offers shuttles between Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) and Iowa City.  Frogman’s will not be offering shuttles, but will help workshop participants connect with other travelers that are looking to share shuttles.

Once you’ve arrived in Iowa City there are many options available for local travel including: LyftUber, Yellow Cab, Cambus, Iowa City Transit, and Coralville Transit.