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ART 245 A: Concepts in Printmaking

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 11:30am - 2:20pm
ART 201
Claire Cowie
Claire Cowie

Syllabus Description:

Linoleum and Woodblock Printmaking

Winter 2018
Tues/Thurs 11:30am - 2:20pm
Room 210
5 credits

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

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This course will provide instruction on basic and intermediate relief techniques and materials. The instruction consists of demonstrations, shop assistance, individual discussions, and group critiques. Students are expected to have a developing understanding of drawing and design terminology. One main project will be an edition inspired by local writers’ works, resulting in a professional-quality portfolio exchange. Successful completion of this course requires active participation in all class sessions as well as significant studio work time outside of class. Expect to spend at least 10 hours working outside of class every week if you want to do well in this course.

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. While you're there, get your SAM museum sticker too!
There is a new online form to fill out ahead of time. The link to that can be found here:

There will be a sign-in sheet 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.

It is your responsibility to review all School of Art + Art History + Design policies: https://art.washington.edu/general-policies

Final exam session: Wed. March 14th 4:30 – 6:20pm. There is a group studio clean-up at this time.

There will be 3 shorter projects and 1 longer project, several quizzes, short written exercises, group critiques and class demonstrations. Grading rubric is under “files” on Canvas and posted in the classroom. Check Canvas ART 245A course site for continuing updates on calendar, assignments, grades, announcements, links to relevant information and copies of all handouts. Late work turned in within a week of due date is accepted, but penalized by 10%.

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.

Notebook or sketchbook of your choice (Checked for a grade near the end of the quarter)
*Woodcutting tools
*Printing Paper (You will most likely need 25 - 30 full sheets of printing paper.)
Drawing pencils (suggestions: 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 8B)
White Staedtler rubber eraser
X-Acto knife and blades
You will also need to have approx. $10 on your Husky card for printing images at the SOACC.
You might want your own smock/apron.

We will be providing all your linoleum and woodblock printing plates, as well as inks, ink modifiers, cleaning supplies, newsprint, transfer materials, misc. pens, scissors, etc.

For your records, we’re getting golden linoleum from:
and ¼ inch Shina wood from:

*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.

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

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to contemporary printing methods such as monotype, monoprint, stencil, and photocopy. Survey of historical and current approaches to the art of printmaking.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:02pm