SRJC Course Outlines

7/7/2022 7:13:51 AMART 28A Course Outline as of Fall 2019

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:
Course 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:Course 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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Use principals of design to compose images for intaglio printmaking
2.  Achieve proficiency using a range of intaglio processes
3.  Give and receive constructive feedback of artwork
 

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Create a portfolio of intaglio prints that utilize the techniques covered in this class.
2. Apply aspects of drawing and composition when working the plate.
3. Use all basic etching processes and be familiar with the steps involved in processing the plate.
4. Learn about color printing including chine-collé and a la poupée.
5. Demonstrate a familiarity with printmaking history and accompanying vocabulary terms.
6. Use safe studio practice for solvents, chemicals and inks.
7. Develop hand skills for manipulating the plate and inking.
8. Appropriately set up work areas and thoroughly clean up afterwards.
9. Pull consistent impressions appropriate for an edition.
10. Participate in formal group critiques.

Topics and Scope
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All topics are addressed in both lecture and lab components of this course.
 
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
    B. Grounds and 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. Variable edition
    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

Assignments:
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All assignments relate to both lecture and lab components of this course.
 
1. A portfolio consisting of five to six of the following:
    A. Flat-line etch
    B. Staged line etch
    C. Aquatint trial
    D. Aquatint #2
    E. Softground transfer
    F. Relief rolled transparency
    G. Photo Etching
2. Optional: 2- to 4-page report on a particular print by an artist of world consequence
3. Participation in class discussions and critiques
4. Prepratory sketches for all assignments
5. Presentation of accumulative portfolio

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%
Studio practices; etching plates, printing. Presentation of accumulative portfolio
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 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, and Innovations. Ross, John and Romano, Clare and Ross, Tim. Simon & Schuster. 1991 (classic)
 
Etching, Engraving, and other Intaglio Printmaking Techniques. Leaf, Ruth. Dover Publications. 1984 (classic)
 
Printmaking: History and Process. Saff, Donald and Sacilotto, Deli. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1978 (classic)

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