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ART 245 A: Concepts in Printmaking

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 11:30am - 2:20pm
ART 210
Claire Cowie
Claire Cowie

Syllabus Description:


Introduction to Etching

Spring 2019
Tues/Thurs 11:30am- 2:20pm
Room 210
5 credits

Instructor: Claire Cowie
Instructional Technician: Kim van Someren

This course will be an introduction to the printmaking method of etching. The course will provide practice with basic design and drawing issues such as composition, line quality, value, texture, contrast, and pattern. Spring quarter 2019, we will focus on hard-ground etching on copper plates, etched with Ferric Chloride, and printed in black ink. 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. 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.

School of Art Policies

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!

CHECK CANVAS ART 245A course site for continuing updates on calendar, assignments, grades, announcements, links to relevant information and copies of all handouts.

Final exam session: Wed. June 12 4:30 – 6:20pm.

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: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:11pm