In this introductory course, students will gain hands-on experience and technical skills in drawing and printmaking. Weekly sessions will provide instruction of drawing the human figure in an observational setting with a live nude model. Combining the traditional intaglio printmaking process with formal and experimental figurative drawing, this class will work directly with the printmaking plate in the drawing studio. Students will then create a body of print editions in the printmaking studio by using a variety of technical processes including hard-ground, soft-ground, and aquatint techniques. Students will present and participate in regular group critique to expand their critical observational skills and vocabulary.
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Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration
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.