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ART 350 A: Printmaking Special Projects

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 11:30am - 2:20pm
Location: 
ART 201
SLN: 
10469

Syllabus Description:

Topic: Serigraphy (Screenprint)

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Spring Quarter 2018   Tues/Thurs 11:30 – 2:20pm   Art Building Room 201

Instructor: Claire Cowie  cmcowie@uw.edu
Instructional Technician: Kim van Someren  kimvs@uw.edu

COURSE OVERVIEW
This course will provide instruction on screenprinting methods and materials. The instruction consists of demonstrations, shop assistance, individual discussions, and group critiques. Students are expected to have a firm understanding of drawing and design terminology as well as a basic foundation skills. Students will learn the fundamentals of all stencil processes used in screenprinting, including hand-cut paper and found object direct stencils, painted applications, and photo-emulsion. Completed coursework will consist of sketches, proofs and resolved prints. Some exercises are collaborative. One project will be a print exchange. Successful completion of this course requires active participation in classes as well as significant studio work time outside of class. Expect to spend a minimum of 12 hours working outside of class each week if you want to do well in this course.

ACCESS
You have 24/7 access to the studio, unless problems arise. Please return room key to the lock box immediately after opening door and always keep door locked after-hours. Always lock the doors if you are the last to leave. Once you have passed the initial access-quiz, you will be given a code to the lockbox for the classroom door. You should also get your Husky card activated for after-hours art building usage in the advising office, room 104. There is a new online form to fill out ahead of time. The link to that can be found here:

https://art.washington.edu/building-policies

While you're there, get your SAM museum sticker too!

There will be a sign-in binder where you will record all your time spent in the studio. This helps us gauge studio needs and accessibility, as well as more easily track down any problems or questions that arise.

Final exam session: Final Exam Schedule: Wed. Dec 12 4:30 – 6:20pm. Mandatory group clean-up session at that time, worth 5 points. If you choose to schedule travel or if you schedule other conflicting events, you will forfeit these points; they can not be made up.

STUDIO POLICY/ETHICAL STANDARDS
We must all share this studio and work together so please keep your work space (as well as the entire studio) clean and safe. Keep one another in mind. Always clean up one mess before you start another. Please throw away all trash and return supplies to their proper locations.

SUPPLIES
Notebook or sketchbook of your choice
*Personal Screen
*Printing Paper (you will need approx. 30 full sheets of printing paper
Other papers and fabrics and misc. for printing on alternative materials
*Clear plastic sheet (for film overlay registration, we sell “team sheet”)
*Frosted Mylar (for drawing positives for photo process)
Water-media brushes (for screen filler, India ink, glue)
X-acto knife and blades
*Packing tape (heavy duty/high quality is best)
Drawing pencils (suggestions: 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 8B)
White plastic eraser (Mars Staedtler is best)
*1-2 rolls of paper towels and/or a cotton towel

We’ll provide a limited number of transparencies. Additional transparencies can be purchased via the supply sheets in 210. 

*Many supplies are available for purchase through the Printmaking department, room 210A. See purchase forms for prices. You will need to fill out a form first, then pay in the Art Office, then bring Kim your receipt and she will get you the supplies. Please be patient and prepare ahead of time. Distribution of supplies from the office will be on FRIDAYS ONLY.

ART SUPPLY STORES
Artist and Craftsman Supply (U. District) 4350 8th Ave NE 98105 (206) 545-0091  
Daniel Smith (South of downtown) 4150 1st Ave S 98134 (206) 223-9599
University Bookstore (U. District, Art is in basement) 4326 University Way NE 98105 (206) 634-3400
Blick/Utrecht Art Supply (Capitol Hill) 1600 Broadway Avenue 98122 (206) 324-0750
Other good resources: Michael's, Paper Source, De Medici Ming, Kelly Paper, various dollar stores

MUSEUM ACCESS
You can get a sticker in the art office to put on your UW ID and it will allow you free admission to the Seattle Art Museum, which is very accessible by light rail.
The Henry Art Gallery is always free to UW students and is on campus.
The Frye Art Museum is always free to everyone and has free parking, and is a 15 min slightly hilly walk from light rail.

GRADING
There will be 3 main projects with several components to each, several quizzes, short written exercises, group critiques, and class demonstrations. CHECK CANVAS ART 450A course site for continuing updates on calendar, assignments, grades, announcements, links to relevant information and copies of all handouts.

Percentage Earned

Grade-Point Equivalent

Letter Equivalent

100-98

4.0

A

97-96

3.9

A

95-94

3.8

A-

93-92

3.7

A-

91

3.6

A-

90-89

3.5

A-

88-87

3.4

B+

86

3.3

B+

85

3.2

B+

84

3.1

B

83

3.0

B

82

2.9

B

81

2.8

B-

80

2.7

B-

79

2.6

B-

78

2.5

B-

77

2.4

C+

76

2.3

C+

75

2.2

C+

74

2.1

C

73

2.0

C

72

1.9

C

71

1.8

C-

70

1.7

C-

69

1.6

C-

68

1.5

C-

67

1.4

D+

66

1.3

D+

65

1.2

D+

64

1.1

D

63

1.0

D

62

0.9

D

61

0.8

D-

60

0.7

D-

59 and x < 59

0.0

F

 

 

Catalog Description: 
In depth study of a printmaking method such as sequential printing, multi-block printing, white-ground aquaint, or sugar-lift aquatint.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:20pm

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