SRJC Course Outlines

7/7/2022 3:50:41 AMART 28B Course Outline as of Fall 2019

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 28BTitle:  INTERMEDIATE ETCHING  
Full Title:  Intermediate 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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Etching at the intermediate level with the addition of more advanced techniques for processing and printing of plates. Mixing and wiping of colored inks will accompany integrating advanced etching techniques to yield more personalized imagery.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of ART 28A


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ART 7A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Etching at the intermediate level with the addition of more advanced techniques for processing and printing of plates. Mixing and wiping of colored inks will accompany integrating advanced etching techniques to yield more personalized imagery.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ART 28A
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.  Define and apply vocabulary for intermediate-level print processes and equipment.
2.  Apply a personal aesthetic to drawing, composition, and stylistic approach for plate etching.
3.  Produce finished plates demonstrating the combining of intermediate technical approaches for
    plate etching.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Use a formula of steps to create a drawn series showing technical preferences and
    compositional tendencies.
2. Demonstrate the retention of technical information and procedures from prior etching practice
    by applying these procedures with increasing accuracy and effectiveness.
3. Demonstrate and further explore the combination and application of etching techniques and
    materials.
4. Apply more advanced skills in the professional presentation of printed work on paper.
5. Be familiar with historical examples that help provide a personal preference for their area of
    expression and school of thought.
6. Describe the components of a working print shop.
7. Maintain safe studio practice around equipment and chemicals.
8. Give and receive feedback in a constructive group critique.
9. 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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All topics are addressed in both lecture and lab components of this course.
 
I. Techniques in the production of intermediate-level etched plates
    A. Line etching
    B. Drypoint and roulette work
    C. Aquatint
    D. Softground transfer
    E. Softground/drawing
    F.  Combined techniques
    G. Photo etching
II.  Take a plate from a trial proof all the way to a finished edition
III. Modifying ink for different tasks
     A. Black inks for printing etchings
    B. Black inks for printing other wiped plates (e.g., drypoint, engraving, aquatints)
    C. Color inks for printing wiped plates
    D. Color inks for rolled plates and stencils
    E. Special inking processes (e.g., double drop, viscosity printing, and multiple plate printing)
IV. Types of paper revealing different printing results
V.  Maintenance and safe use of materials, tools, and equipment, including the printing press
    A. Inks and solvents
    B. Acids and neutralizers
    C. Etching tools and press
    D. Etching blankets
VI.  History of the graphic arts, print media, and the printed image in historic context and
      contemporary milieu
VII. Explore new designs, building on both their skill level and knowledge of etching technique

Assignments:
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All assignments relate to both lecture and lab components of this course.
 
Students at the intermediate level will apply design skills to projects of increased scale and of more personal aesthetic direction.
1. Design, etch, and print 5-7 metal plates executed with various technical approaches, such as:
    A. Using drypoint to evolve a plate image
    B. Use line etching to evolve a plate image
    C. Use softground drawing only to evolve a plate image
    D. Use deep etching to aggressively compose a plate
    E. Combine various intaglio techniques to satisfyingly complete remainder of plates
    F. Print editions of at least 5 like-copies of all finished plates, with at least one using a wiped
         color for a result
2. Custom mix ink from an original recipe for one of the editions.
3. Print final editions on at least two different papers.
4. Write a report on a single etching by a world-renowned printmaker (500 - 750 words).
5. Matte at least one work for presentation according to gallery standards.
6. Participate in class discussions and critiques.
7. 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%
Report (Optional)
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, ink-mixing, selection of techniques
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Printing and etching assignments; final presentation, including matting
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
10 - 30%
Attendance and participation


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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