ARTS 236
LINOCUTS! An introduction to relief printing Fall 2023 (also offered Spring 2024)
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 history of the block print, its present day interdisciplinary potential, and virtual visits with contemporary practitioners. Students will work towards creating a diverse portfolio that demonstrates fluency across various techniques, using them individually or in combination.
The Class: Format: studio
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1390
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: completion of work, investment of time and focus, active presence in discussions and critique, attendance, inventiveness.
Prerequisites: Any 100 level studio art class. If you don't have this but would love to learn printmaking, write to me and share a portfolio of your existing work and/or any creative projects you have been a part of.
Enrollment Preferences: If the class is overenrolled, a portfolio of your creative work will be requested.
Materials/Lab Fee: $300-$550 charged to term bill. Lab and materials fees for all studio art classes are covered by the Book Grant for all Williams financial aid recipients.
Distributions: Division I

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