In this hands-on studio class, students will learn basic letterpress techniques and printing press operation. As an introduction to the process, students will learn about different design strategies through the understanding of typefaces, typesetting, printmaking papers, inks, and presses. Students will learn how to carve their own custom print block in linoleum. Students will work both independently and collaboratively to produce proofs and print editions. Students will research contemporary artists working in the field of fine art and design. Students will present and participate in regular group critique to expand their critical observational skills and visual literacy.
Course Reference Numbers
Fine Art, Graphic Design
Students are expected to purchase materials such as a sketchbook for lab notes and fine art printmaking paper. Depending on the individual scale and scope of each assignment, students should expect to spend between $30.00-$50.00. These items are available in the Greener Bookstore and the Printmaking Supply Store located in the classroom.