Monotype and Drypoint
NOTE: This course is team-taught.
Professor Curt Labitzke teaches the first half of the quarter and Claire Cowie teaches the second half of the quarter.
Mon/Wed 12:40 – 3:20pm
Monotypes are one-of-a-kind unique prints made from a plate that has no stable information in it, such as Plexiglas or metal. 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.
This class is designed to introduce a range of monotype and drypoint techniques including additive and subtractive work, chine colle, hand-coloring, and stencils.
Students can expect to gain design skills and a better awareness of the drawing issues that pertain to printmaking, including line quality, composition, value, contrast, and layering. Experimentation will be encouraged.
Class participation during all studio work days, demonstrations, lectures, and critiques is mandatory. A good deal of studio work-time outside of class is required.