Printmaking on Paper Clay
Last Offered Winter 2008

Cross-listed ARTS 27 / ENGL 27
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This course introduces the technical and creative possibilities of printmaking on ceramic paperclay without the use of a press. Students will learn how to make their own paperclay and will explore monoprinting, relief printing, and offset printing. Historical examples of printmaking on clay will be introduced and explored through lectures, examples and assignments. Students will receive feedback on their work through supervised group critiques and open studio sessions. They will be evaluated based on completion of assignments with attention to content, detail, and development of their work. Attendance and participation are required along with an exhibition of final work on the last day of Winter Study. The goal of this course is to experiment with different printing methods on ceramic surfaces. You will learn about the history of printmaking on ceramics and use that knowledge as a stepping stone for your individual projects. This course will cover basic handbuilding with clay, concentrating on surface design through printmaking. Each of you will be expected to develop your own visual vocabulary and create objects in 2 and 3D formats. The exchange of ideas among classmates of different skill levels will be highly encouraged in the studio, as will the importance of exploring the work of contemporary artists. We will also draw from various texts and web sites for historical and contemporary examples for discussion. You will learn about kiln firing and will complete projects by the end of the course for exhibition.
The Class: Format: wsp project
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 2399
Grading: pass/fail only
Extra Info: Meeting time: 10-noon Monday, Wed, and Thurs; class will meet three times a week for three hour sessions the first two weeks, twice a week the last two weeks with extra open studio time available; a field trip trip to the Instructor's studio is planned
Extra Info 2: Diane Sullivan is a professional artist who lives and works at The Eclipse Mill in North Adams; she exhibits her work nationaly and abroad
Prerequisites: none
Materials/Lab Fee: cost to student $75. Required text: Image Transfer on Clay by Paul Andrew Wandless
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:

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