Introduction to Print Making

Course #:

VIS

4-416

Division:

Fine Arts

Department:

Visual Arts

Suggested Age:

13-18

Prerequisites:

Building Art Skills and instructor approval

Introduction to Print Making

Course Description:

Purpose

This course is the Introduction to Printmaking. 


As in Building Art Skills, there is an emphasis on drawing, homework sketches due each week, and a continuation of honing the student's eye­hand coordination. Projects are designed to give students hands-on experience with a variety of methods of creating printed designs. 


Much of modern design is computer based, but the focus of this class will be on the key concepts and timeless skills that remain the same as they were before we had the computer. Thus, that's where the emphasis will be - on grasping the concept of print designs in printmaking. 


The computer is an incredibly useful tool for design, and each student should have access to the internet and a computer at home. No computers will be needed in class. No special computer software will be required for this class.

  • This Class should be considered Art III.

  • Projects will require more time & concentration than other class levels.

  • Student will be introduced to the concept of original prints.

  • Student will gain an understanding of the functions and purposes of printmaking in history.

  • Students will examine the various printmaking processes and distinguish why artists chose particular techniques for special effects.

  • Student will to be able to distinguish different print media.

  • Student will become aware of the large impact printmaking has had in the advancement of civilization and technology as we know it today.

  • Student will complete a variety of hands-on projects including a three color reduction print and a linoleum cut print.

Curriculum/Materials:

  • Each student should have access to the internet and a computer at home.

  • No computers will be needed in class.

  • No special computer software will b required for this class.