ARTS 116
Monotypes Fall 2018
Division I
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Spontaneous and delightfully unpredictable, the monotype is a style of printmaking that creates exactly one image by applying ink onto a flat surface, and transferring it to paper using pressure – by hand or a through a printing press. It is neither drawing nor painting, it is both! In this class students will use the monotype to heighten their sensitivity to line, colour, tone, texture, transparency, pressure, ink viscosity, and overall composition. They will also explore techniques like tracing, stencilling, chine-collĂ©, reductive + additive mark making, and hand rubbing, while acquainting themselves with the history of the medium — its practitioners, and its scope. No prior experience in drawing or painting required, though it is quite welcome.
The Class: Format: studio
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 1951
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation is based on quality of work, investment towards studio time, active presence in discussions and critique, attendance
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Arts majors
Distributions: Division I

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