Course Number:
ART 271
Transcript Title:
Printmaking II - Studio
Jul 25, 2022
Jan 23, 2023
Total Credits:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture / Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
Satisfies General Education requirement:
Grading Options
A-F, P/NP, Audit
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Repeats available for credit:

ART 269

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.

Course 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.

Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies

The determination of assessment strategies is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: writings (journals, self-reflections, pre writing exercises, essays), quizzes, tests, midterm and final exams, group projects, presentations (in person, videos, etc), self-assessments, experimentations, lab reports, peer critiques, responses (to texts, podcasts, videos, films, etc), student generated questions, Escape Room, interviews, and/or portfolios.

Course Activities and Design

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.

Course Content

  • Visual awareness and ability to see.
  • Methodologies for designing and creating a print in media which may include monotype, relief print and intaglio.
  • Challenges to visualization inherent in printmaking.
  • Language of printmaking and the qualities that distinguish it from other graphic media.
  • Options and possibilities for original work – develop self-expression, individuality and personal voice.
  • Evaluating prints.
  • Safety.
  • Environmental concerns related to proper disposal of waste.
  • Non-traditional media and combined techniques (e.g., collotype, collage, hybrid prints, digital imagery).
  1. Monotype: effectively use ink rollers and subtractive tools; use brush and ink and other tools for the application of ink; explore possibilities for multiple passes with roller and multiple passes with the plate.
  2. Relief: demonstrate various techniques for transferring drawings to the plate; become familiar with the different qualities of carving surfaces; exercise safe and effective use of carving tools (knives, gouges, etc.) and maintain tools; successfully demonstrate basic relief print techniques.
  3. Intaglio: demonstrate sound techniques for dry or non-acid intaglio processes such as drypoint and solar plate etching; properly prepare plate for etching (beveling, filing, coating); demonstrate sound procedures for effective biting, inking, wiping and pulling of plates.
  4. Collograph: demonstrate sound techniques for building up the plate with found objects.
  5. Demonstrate ability to successfully ink a plate: roller choices and techniques for multiple layering.
  6. Investigate process and alternative solutions through other print states or reworked proofs.
  7. Demonstrate sound printmaking techniques: wiping, carving, registration, general presentation and notation.
  8. Understand how to select the most effective presentation for a particular image.

Department Notes

Students are required to do three hours of work outside of class time.