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ART 350 A: Printmaking Special Projects

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 5:20pm
ART 201
Claire Cowie
Claire Cowie

Syllabus Description:

Topic: Serigraphy (Screenprint)

Winter Quarter 2019   Tues/Thurs 2:30 – 5:20pm   Art Building Room 201

Instructor: Claire Cowie
Instructional Technician: Kim van Someren

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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 will be collaborative. One project will be a print 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 a minimum of 12 hours working outside of class each 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. 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 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.

It is your responsibility to review all School of Art + Art History + Design policies:

Final Exam Schedule: Tues. March 19th 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.

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.

Seattle Art Museum 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.

There will be 5 main projects with several components to each, several quizzes, short written exercises, group critiques, and class demonstrations. CHECK CANVAS ART 350A course site for continuing updates on calendar, assignments, grades, announcements, links to relevant information and copies of all handouts.
Late work will be penalized by 10%.

Please purchase the following supplies by Friday Jan. 11th if possible, and by the start of class on Tues. Jan. 15th at the latest:

Screen (high quality, approx 230 mesh count)

Required Paper (2 BFK any colors, 1 Mulberry, 1 Kitakata either color, 2 Stonehenge any colors)

More Paper (For experimenting, personal choice prints, inexpensive pads of drawing or watercolor paper can be great, Canson makes colors of paper. For final, you will need more high-quality print paper all of one kind.)

Packing tape (at least one roll)

Paper towels or your own cotton towel (at least one roll, or a cotton towel to re-use)

Frosted mylar (at least 2 feet off roll)

Team sheet (or other sturdy clear mylar for overlay registration)

Permopaque marker (at least one of these, plus extra options for other opaque markers if you choose)

Transparencies for laser printing (at least four 8.5x11inch)

Other papers and fabrics and misc. (wood, plastic, found objects, previous artwork, clothing, etc.) for printing on alternative materials

White plastic eraser (Mars Staedtler is best)

Drawing pencils (suggestions: 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 8B)

*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. 

* See examples of form on separate handout

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: 
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)
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:01pm