Printmaking II - Studio

Course Number: ART 271
Transcript Title: Printmaking II - Studio
Created: June 13, 2016
Updated: July 10, 2019
Total Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 60
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 1


Course Description

Continues the exploration of printmaking processes, techniques, and concepts. Emphasizes the development and practice of skills and knowledge attained in ART 269, encouraging the development of individual style. Furthers creative problem solving by utilizing more complex printmaking processes. May be taken two times for credit. Prerequisite: ART 269. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Find and develop creative ways to solve problems using a variety of strategies for making prints by utilizing and/or combining surface, relief, and intaglio processes.
  2. Create personal hand-printed artwork, which demonstrate a developing use of individual expression, style, and voice.
  3. Ask meaningful questions, identify ideas and issues, and develop a basic vocabulary to be able to actively participate in a critical dialogue about printmaking with others.
  4. Enjoy a more sophisticated awareness of the physical world, the nature of the relationship of human beings to it, and our impact on it via the experience of making prints.
  5. Implement expanded self-critiquing skills to develop autonomous expression through printmaking while recognizing the standards and definitions already established by both contemporary and historical works of art from different cultures.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students are expected to:

  1. Actively participate in class discussions and projects.
  2. Complete and present individual assignments for critique.
  3. Demonstrate sound technique in printing and studio habits.
  4. Complete all homework on time.
  5. Prepare a portfolio for presentation.
  6. Take an active role in critiques.

Course Activities and Design

Hands-on printmaking, writing, group discussions, group critiques, oral presentations

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.