Printmaking: Relief

Fall 2020
Sophomore - Senior
Class Size: 20
4 Credits per quarter
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In this online-based printmaking course students gain hands-on experience by learning basic relief techniques. Students will learn wood carving, inking, and hand-burnishing with soy-based ink from a simple home studio that only requires a table and water for clean-up! As an introduction to the process, students will learn about different design strategies through the understanding of carving positive and negative elements in linoleum and woodblock. By researching historic and contemporary artists, students will gain a contextual foundation for the work they will be pursuing in a weekly writing reflection. Students will present and participate in regular design review and a final group critique that will expand their critical observational skills and visual literacy. 

All work will be conducted remotely, using Canvas and Zoom. A computer and access to the internet are required for participation. All assignments must be submitted for review at the end of the session attended. Regularly scheduled synchronous (scheduled) virtual meetings will take place once a week. Working in a collaborative manner, there will be opportunities to hold class critique sessions for peer review and also post to a class discussion platform. 

Assignments are designed to support the beginner through the advanced student. Through step-by-step demonstrations and video tutorials, students will be expected to take notes and work a-synchronistically (self-paced) during the week. Students should be prepared to invest 8-10 hours a week to complete all projects outside of class sessions. 

Students will be required to purchase a basic supply kit that will be theirs to keep. This will include traditional printmaking paper, basic carving tools and sharpening stone, bamboo baren, and a roller, aqua inks and other supplies for completing assignment work.


To successfully participate in this program, students will need a computer and access to the internet are required for participation. Students will also need a supply kit, table, and water for clean-up. Students can expect our remote teaching to be around 8 hours of synchronous (scheduled) coursework per week, using Zoom, Canvas, and the supply kit. Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous (in person or remote) participation if conditions require.




Fall 2020 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (4): 10201

Academic details

Preparatory For

Printmaking, Fine Art, Illustration, Graphic Design, Teaching

Maximum Enrollment
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Special Expenses

Students will be required to purchase drawing material kits that will be either shipped to their location available for pick-up. The estimated cost is $120-$150.


Time Offered
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First Meeting

May be offered again in
<p>Fall 2021</p>