SRJC Course Outlines

7/14/2020 10:43:41 AMART 28A Course Outline as of Summer 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 28ATitle:  BEGINNING ETCHING  
Full Title:  Beginning Etching
Last Reviewed:8/27/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.006 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Use of the etching process as a means of artistic expression. How to etch, ink, and wipe a plate to produce multiple like-images through a series of structured projects. Presentation of the fine print, including care of prints, numbering of editions, and matting techniques.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ART 7A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Use of the etching process as a means of artistic expression. How to etch, ink, and wipe a plate to produce multiple like-images through a series of structured projects. Presentation of the fine print, including care of prints, numbering of editions, and matting techniques.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion of ART 7A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Describe aspects of drawing and composition and the potential for metamorphosis of the final image
2.  Apply the various stylistic approaches to subject matter, such as painterly vs. linear, open vs. closed, gestural vs. descriptive.
3.  Incorporate all the steps involved in processing the plate.
4.  Use all basic printing processes, including relief, intaglio, combination, monotype and poupee wipe.
5.  Describe printmaking history and use accompanying vocabulary terms.
6.  Distinguish the elements of fine crafted papers and inks.
7.  Practice aesthetic criticism and begin to develop an informed personal point of view.
8.  Apply presentation skills in completion of final portfolio.
9. Repeating students will apply new design techniques each semester, building on both their skill level and knowledge of etching techniques and more highly developed personal point of view.

Topics and Scope
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I. Etching Materials Employed
  A. Papers chosen for proofing and editioning
  B. Inks and mixing for different applications
  C. Metals and acids used together
  D. Blotting of final prints and proper curation
  E. Solvents and resists for etching
II. Use, Care, and Safety of Tools and Equipment
  A. Acid baths and logic of processes
  B. Grounds or resists
  C. Printing press
  D. Aquatint box versus hand-dusting
  E. Hand tools (including needle, scraper, file, draw knife, and burnisher)
III. Basic Approaches to Metal Plate Etching
  A. Drypoint
  B. Image or transfer and reversal: flat-line etch
  C. Staged line etch and state proofing
  D. Aquatint (using box)
  E. Soft ground transfer
  F. Combined techniques
IV. Printing Functions of Etched Plate
  A. Monoprint
  B. Unique color proof
  C. Edition of like prints
  D. Working and stage proofs
  E. Printing on different papers /different formats
  F. Matting techniques
V. Vocabulary and Aesthetics Related to Historical and Contemporary Examples of Etching
VI. Repeating students explore  new designs each semester, building on both their skill level and knowledge of etching techniques.

Assignments:
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A. A portfolio consisting of six of the followoing:
  1.  Monotype
  2.  Flat-line etch
  3.  Staged line etch
  4.  Aquatint trial
  5.  Aquatint #2
  6.  Softground transfer
  7.  Relief rolled transparency
B. Optional: 2- to 4-page report on a particular print by an artist of world consequence
C. Participation in class discussions and critiques
D. Repeating students will produce new designs each semester, building on both their skill level and knowledge of etching techniques.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 10%
Optional Report
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 35%
Design and preparation for printing and etching assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Printing and etching assignments; portfolio presentation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%
Attendance and participation in critiques


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Complete Printmaker: Techniques, Traditions, and Innovations. Ross, John, Romano-Ross, Clare, and Ross, Tim. Simon & Schuster: 1991 (classic)
 
Etching, Engraving, and other Intaglio Printmaking Techniques. Leaf, Ruth. Dover Publications. 1984 (classic)
 
The Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques. Hughes, Ann D'Arcy, and Vernon Morris, Hebe. Chronicle Books: 2008
 
Printmaking: History and Process. Saff, Donald, and Sacilotto, Peli. Wadsworth Publishing: 1978 (classic)

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