Mon/Wed 12:40 – 3:20pm
NOTE: This course is team-taught.
Professor Labitzke teaches the first half of the quarter and Claire Cowie teaches the second half of the quarter.
Drypoint is a type of Intaglio printmaking process in which the imagery is physically scratched into the plate surface.
Drypoint prints can be made using a variety of plate surfaces including Plexiglas, other plastics and various metals.
Students can expect to gain skills and a better awareness of the drawing issues that pertain to printmaking, including line quality, composition and value contrast.
The drypoint process will be expanded with the use of chine colle and hand-coloring. Experimentation will be encouraged.
You will have the opportunity to learn the basic steps involved in printing, to maintain a print shop and tools, and to develop technically and conceptually.
Frequent demonstrations and class participation is mandatory. A good deal of studio work-time outside of class is required.