ARTS 236
LINOCUT! Fall 2021
Division I
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A subset of relief printmaking, linocuts are images made by carving the surface of soft linoleum blocks. Relying almost completely on our hands, we will learn to work with a variety of cutting tools, controlling their speed and pressure to create bold, clear imagery. The course will include introductions to various methods in lino printing including stencilling, collaging, reduction printing, while also familiarising students with the fundamentals of printmaking inks and papers–how to use them, choose them, modify them. Lectures will consider the traditions of relief printmaking, its present day interdisciplinary potential, and virtual visits with contemporary practitioners. Over the course of 5 major assignments, students will gain fluency in various printmaking techniques, using them individually or in combination. The semester will be capped by a final project where cross disciplinary and self-guided approaches will be welcome.
The Class: Format: studio
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1883
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: quality of work, investment of time and focus, active presence in discussions and critique, attendance, inventiveness.
Prerequisites: Any 100 level studio art class
Enrollment Preferences: based on portfolio of previous work + enthusiasm.
Materials/Lab Fee: $300-$550 charged to term bill
Distributions: Division I

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