SRJC Course Outlines

2/7/2023 1:29:52 PMART 24 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 24Title:  INTRO TO PRINTMAKING  
Full Title:  Introduction to the Art of Printmaking
Last Reviewed:3/13/2017

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: 

Catalog Description:
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A basic introduction to printmaking covering traditional techniques including woodcut, linoleum cut, etching, collagraph, monotype, embossing, and stencil.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ART 3 and ART 7A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A basic introduction to printmaking covering traditional techniques including woodcut, linoleum cut, etching, collagraph, monotype, embossing, and stencil.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Course Completion of ART 3 and ART 7A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: ARTS 220 Introduction to Printmaking SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ART24

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Compose images for traditional print media, and achieve proficiency using a range of
    printmaking processes.
2.  Give and receive constructive feedback of artwork by participating in a formal group critique

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Prepare drawings for prints using principles of design
2. Develop hand skills for working into the print matrix an.d ink application
3. Appropriately set up work areas and thoroughly clean up afterwards
4. Use safe studio practice for solvents, chemicals and inks
5. Practice printing on various papers
6. Pull consistent impressions appropriate for an edition
7. Appreciate historical examples of printmaking and be familiar with some old master
8. Distinguish between print techniques and between a traditional print and digital reproduction
9.  Give and receive constructive critique of art work

Topics and Scope
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I. Printmaking Materials
    A. Papers - choosing papers, deciding appropriate size, and tearing down
    B. Inks - choosing and mixing, additives for specific purposes
    C. Printing surfaces - familiarity and methods to approach
    D. Studio chemicals and equipment - safety and best practices
II. Preparing an Image for Print
    A. The principles of drawing and composition
         1. scale
         2. equilibrium
         3. value
         4. gesture
         5. proportion
    B. Appropriate images for the different print processes
    C. Reversal and transfer of drawings onto the matrix
    D. Breaking down an image into layers
    E. Simplification of masses
    F.  Look at historical examples of print
III. Working an Image Into the Block
    A. Sanding and preparing blocks and plates
    B. Hard and soft ground coatings for intaglio plates
    C. Using acid to etch lines into the plate
    D. Cutting a wood or linocut image using carving tools
    E. Acrylic and mixed media application for collagraph process
IV. Ink Mixing and Application
    A. Removal from and return to containers
    B. Necessary additives for particular applications
    C. Color mixing and application methods (blend rolls and a la poupee inking)
    D. Difference between printmaking papers and appropriate papers for each process
    E. Print drying, overprinting and registration
V. Preparations and Printing Functions
    A. Print workstations, upkeep and workflow
    B. Prescribed use of materials/equipment
    C. Signing, matting and handling of prints
VI. Critique- Developing the Skills to Give and Receive Feedback from Peers
VII. Health and Safety
    A. Correct use of inks and solvents
    B. Familiarity with studio hazards and appropriate safety protocol
    C. Safe studio maintenance and clean up procedure
All topics are covered in both the lecture and lab parts of the course.

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Lecture Related Assignments:
1. A portfolio consisting of five to six of the following:
    a. Texture prints
    b. Etchings
     c. Monotypes
     d. Collagraphs
    e. Linocuts
     f. Woodcuts
    g. Embossings
    h. Stencils or other monotype print process
2. Preparatory sketches
Lab Related Assignments:
1. Formal critique sessions
2. Optional vocabulary quiz

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 - 0%
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
35 - 55%
Design preparation, A portfolio of preparatory designs and completed work will be the primary basis for the grade. Participation in a formal critique
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
35 - 45%
Studio practice including class performance
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 10%
Optional vocabulary quiz
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Modern Printmaking: A Guide to Traditional and Digital Techniques. Covey, Sylvie. Watson-Guptill. 2016
The Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques. Hughes, Ann d'Arcy and Vernon-Morris, Hebe. Chronicle Books. 2008 (classic)
The Complete Printmaker: Techniques, Traditions, Innovations. Ross, John. The Free Press. 1991 (classic)

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