SRJC Course Outlines

6/25/2024 7:53:04 AMART 26 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 26Title:  INTRO RELIEF PRINTMAKING  
Full Title:  Introduction to Relief Printmaking
Last Reviewed:11/9/2020

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
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Studio course introducing relief printmaking as a fine art medium. Course includes demonstrations and assignments such as linocut, woodcut, multiblock and color reduction methods.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in ART 3 OR ART 4 OR ART 7A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Studio course introducing relief printmaking as a fine art medium. Course includes demonstrations and assignments such as linocut, woodcut, multiblock and color reduction methods.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in ART 3 OR ART 4 OR 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 2022Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2022Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Invent and compose formal elements in preparation of transferring designs and drawings onto blocks for relief printing. 
2. Demonstrate proficiency using the relief printing process.
3. Demonstrate the ability to critique artwork.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1.   Prepare drawings and designs for relief printing using the principles of design.
2.   Develop a range of hand skills and techniques for translating designs onto the block.
3.   Use various carving methods to work an image into the block.
4.   Appropriately set up work areas and thoroughly clean up afterword.
5.   Use safe studio practices for solvents, chemicals and inks.
6.   Employ registration methods to guarantee accurate over-printing, working from single to
      multi-color processes.
7.   Pull consistent impressions appropriate for an edition.
8.   Create a comprehensive portfolio of works to be presented in a professional manner.
9.   Distinguish between different relief printing techniques.
10. Compose images by hand or via camera-assisted digital processes for printing.
11. Define and differentiate vocabulary for basic level relief processes.
12. Give and receive constructive critique of artwork.

Topics and Scope
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I. Relief Printing Materials
    A. Printmaking materials, woodblock, lino block, carving tools, registration templates
         1. Construction of registration jigs
         2. Maintenance and sharpening of hand tools
    B. Inks: selection, mixing, storage, additives
    C. Printmaking papers: Western Rag and Japanese papers
    D. Solvents and cleaning agents
    E. Print presentation and storage materials
    F. Transfer materials and photo process block transfer
    G. Safety
II. Composition and Design Concerns
    A. Appropriate subject matter and graphic scope for first level of relief printmaking.
     B. Simplification and graphic clarification of image
    C. Breaking designs into separate color blocks
    D. Pictorial elements and their relative presence
    E. Color concepts, including opacity and transparency of ink
III. Preparing and Carving the Block
    A. Transferring and reversing images to the block for carving for reduction and multi block.
     B. Western and Eastern techniques for carving traditional blocks
         1. Safe techniques for handling carving tools
         2. Sharpening and maintaining tools
    C. Sealing, sanding and staining the block for contrast
IV. Printing Functions and Preparations
    A. Registration guides
    B. Inking the block using oil or water-based inks
    C. Achieving variable editions through selective inking
    D. Transparent layering of ink
    E. Consistent edition printing
    F. Gradual blend split fountain printing and alternative inking processes
    G. Relief printing on surfaces other than paper, such as plastic, wood, metal, and fabric
    H. Assemble and disassemble a printing station.
V. Print Presentation
    A. Print drying
    B. Signing and numbering impressions
    C. Matting, floating, and framing
    D. Portfolio presentation
All topics are covered in both the lecture and lab parts of the course.

Assignments:
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Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Maintain a clean shop
 
Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Participation in class discussions and critiques
2. Quiz(zes)
 
Lecture- and Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Design preparation
2. Troubleshooting technical issues
3. Execution of design
4. Presentation of projects
5. Portfolio consisting of five to six of the following projects:
    A. Single color block (carving textures and patterns)
     B. Color Reduction Print
     C. Multi Block print
    D. Traditional Woodcut or Japanese Moku Hanga print
    E. Small Wood engraving
     F. Relief print using smaller stamping blocks (see Indian textile printing)
     G. Participate in group project carving a large format block for steamroller printing
    H. Color jigsaw print

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%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because 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 preparation, troubleshooting technical issues
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
45 - 65%
Execution of design and presentation of projects and portfolio
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 10%
Quiz(zes)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Attendance and participation in discussions, critiques, and maintain a clean shop


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Optional: Japanese Woodblock Print Workshops: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of Mokuhanga. Vollmer, April. Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale. 2015 (classic)
 
Optional: Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials & Process (Printmaker's Bible, process shots, techniques, step-by-step illustrations). 2nd ed. Fick, Bill and Grabowski, Beth. Laurence King Publishing. 2015 (classic)

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