ART 2090 - Printmaking
This course explores the avenues of image-making afforded by Plano graphic, relief, and intaglio printmaking methods. Students develop ideas and design imagery suited to the unique qualities of the techniques instructed, and are instructed in the historical and contemporary context of the print. Further, the student will begin to understand and interpret print imagery, practice critical thinking, and discover the possibilities of printmaking. Lectures will introduce the work of noted printmakers, the evolution of aesthetics and theory associated with the history of the medium, and examine the impact that the printmaking exerts in contemporary culture.
Instructional Method Lecture/Studio
General Education Requirement: Visual & Performing Arts
Comments: This course does not meet UW’s Human Culture requirement unless transferred as part of an Associate degree.
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ART 2090 Printmaking , the student will:
- Increased understanding of visual communication through printmaking.
- Gain advanced understanding of print theory, technique, and aesthetics.
- Develop an increased ability to express personal understandings and insights through printmaking.
- Develop an understanding of the criticism of print images and their relationship to materials, techniques, content, and context.
- Develop an advanced level of craftsmanship through ideas of prints.
- Refine the composition, color, quality and orientation of the prints.
- Use creative tools like Photoshop to create a hybrid workflow, not just a photo-editing piece of software.
- Manipulate through use of the various tools the content in the image itself.
- Define and utilize different print materials and processes.
PO#1 Application of Foundation Principles: Employ the elements of art and design and compositional principles in 2-D and 3-D work.
PO#2 Observation: Produce accurate and proportional representations of real space and objects.
PO#3 Conceptual Application: Create work using foundation principles to convey a concept or idea.
PO#4 Craftsmanship: Demonstrate a professional and serious level of craftsmanship and technical ability in working with a range of 2D and 3D materials.
PO#5 Articulation: Use art and design related vocabulary that is both relevant and appropriate in discussing visual artwork.
PO#6 Historical: Examine different historical and cultural influences in art and design.
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