Printmaking: Introduction to Intaglio

Winter 2018 quarter

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In this introductory course, students will gain hands-on experience and technical skills by creating a body of print editions, learning to etch copper plates using hard-ground and aquatint processes. Students will gain an understanding of the history of intaglio through lectures and discussion. Assignments will focus on technical aspects of the process. In addition to the print work, students will be responsible for completing readings, a midterm paper, concept drawings and lab notes. Students will present and participate in a group critique to expand their critical observational skills.

Program Details

Fields of Study

visual arts

Preparatory For

Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration


Winter Open

Location and Schedule

Final Schedule and Room Assignment

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Tu/Th 6-8p

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning

Special Expenses

Students are expected to purchase materials such as a sketchbook for lab notes, printing paper, and copper. Depending on the individual scale and scope of each assignment, students should expect to spend between $50.00-$80.00. These items are available in the Greener Bookstore and the Printmaking Supply Store located in the classroom.