Fall 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Metz, Greg
Discipline and Number
ARTS 3373 Section 001
M Time 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Course Title

Description of Course:

This course will explore the printmaking art of Silkscreen. We will discuss the rich history of Serigraphy (silkscreen) and its current resurgence of popularity in the art world.
The majority of the course will focus on the production of 3 silkscreen print projects, addressing issues of process, technique, image development and creative intermedia applications. Students can take advantage of UTD’s print studio facilities beginning with color field printing and then working into color process printing and computer generated image transfers. The use of silkscreen as an art medium incorporated into other traditional mediums will be encouraged as a way to expand the creative potential of one's imagery and its multitude of graphic design effects.
1. Students will develop an understanding of the printmaking process and its evolving role in the advancement of modern to contemporary art, graphic design and industry application.
2. Students will engage the practice of screen-printing to develop color design concepts, creative processing and its integration with other mediums.
3. Students will employ digital technology and contemporary reproduction processes to stimulate new concepts in image development.
4. Students will formally present work for critical discussion with given vocabulary.

Required Texts:

TextBook is optional. On line tutorials will be available.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Students should have completed at least one 2D design foundation class.

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