ARTS 136
Multiples! An Introduction to Printmaking Fall 2021
Division I

Class Details

Printmaking is the process of creating an image by pressing an inked surface onto paper. In this introductory class, we will work our way through a wide variety of printmaking techniques to create a range of original works. These techniques may include linocut, woodcut, collograph, intaglio, monotype, and book structures. With the help of demonstrations, lectures, museum visits, and artist talks, we will explore the history and contemporary practice of each technique. You will gain familiarity with the printshop’s tools and equipment; develop a sensitivity to different kinds of papers and inks; practice the proper usage of materials; and learn how to work in a shared and cooperative environment, collectively. Though introductory, this is a process based class with rigorous assignments. Absolute beginners can expect to refine their hand, expand their vocabulary of studio skills, gain deeper appreciation of materials, and learn how to plan and discuss their creative vision. For students with prior art experience, the course can help prepare for advanced print classes, and work towards creating a more interdisciplinary print portfolio.
The Class: Format: studio
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1882
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Students will complete 4 - 5 main assignments leading up to a final project. Students can expect to put in at least 6 - 10 hours of work every week.
Prerequisites: Letter of interest. If you have prior printmaking / general art experience, please submit 5-10 images of your best work.
Enrollment Preferences: Preference will be given to both prospective and current art majors and a waitlist will be maintained if the class is overenrolled.
Materials/Lab Fee: $250
Distributions: Division I

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