Spring 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course is a studio workshop exploring basic printmaking techniques (such as drypoint, monotype, and woodcut) in black and white and color.
Using our studio printing press or by applying hand printing tools, an artist can create more than one of his or her visual images on several separate sheets of printmaking paper, allowing duplicates, multiples or editions of one image. Also, since most printmaking techniques allow the maker to create duplicate prints of his or her visual image, the possibilities of variations thru unique hand alterations to each individual print can be endless and satisfying.
Drawing and painting have historically held an intimate bond with printmaking, although new techniques and technology have allowed contemporary artists to rethink or reapply the medium. The class will discuss the history and current contemporary state of printmaking. Various strategies and concepts of printmaking introduced in the class will allow the student to find a personal way to engage the medium.
Readings and research provided in class.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
A midterm and final portfolio of prints. Work in development critiques. Class workshop participation.