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.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 6-8 hours a week to complete all projects outside of class sessions. Students can expect to create 8 finished print editions.
Students will be required to purchase a basic supply kit that will be theirs to keep. This will include an apron, traditional printmaking papers, basic carving tools and sharpening stone, bamboo or plastic baren, print roller, aqua or speedball water-based inks and other basic supplies for completing assignment work.
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Printmaking, Fine Art, Illustration, Graphic Design, Teaching
Students will be required to purchase printmaking supply kits that contain all items related to course work. The kit will be available for pick-up at the Olympia campus. A pick-up schedule and location is forthcoming. Supply kits for this course cost $130.00 total. Exceptions will be made for students who have all materials confirmed after communicating this with the faculty.
If students needs their kit to be shipped, they will need to email the faculty 14 days prior to the first class session.