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ART 245 A: Concepts in Printmaking

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Summer Term: 
Meeting Time: 
MW 12:40pm - 3:20pm
ART 210
Claire Cowie
Claire Cowie

Syllabus Description:

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. 


Summer 2019 
Mon/Wed 12:40 – 3:20pm

Room: 210

Instructors: Curt Labitzke
Claire Cowie
Instructional Technician: Kim van Someren

School of Art Policies

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. 

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