SRJC Course Outlines

8/15/2022 3:01:38 AMART 28C Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 28CTitle:  ADVANCED ETCHING  
Full Title:  Advanced 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: 

Catalog Description:
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Building on the fundamentals of intaglio printmaking.

Course Completion of ART 28B

Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ART 7A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Building on the fundamentals of intaglio printmaking.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ART 28B
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


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:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate increased proficiency of printmaking skills in plate processing and particularly
    with printing consistency through a body of work.
2.  Set up the components of a working printshop, and explain the printer/publisher's role in
    contracting for edition printing.
3.  Engage in the role of print technician in a professional shop and complete limited editioning
    work of their own, independent of assistance.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate efficiency with various printing methods.
2. Analyze and describe the very different roles of artist and printer.
3. Demonstrate confidence in printing abilities through the capability of repeating a good print.
4. Demonstrate an acquired preference for a way of working based on a drawing style, historical
    influence, and/or technical discovery.
5. Use a  wide range of appropriate technology  with possible references to historical
6. Describe how to maintain a printmaking facility, where to buy supplies, how to maintain and
    service a press, and which inks to use for various effects.
7. Give and receive constructive feedback.
8. Refine drawing skills producing a series of editioned etchings.

Topics and Scope
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All topics are addressed in both lecture and lab components of this course.
I. Techniques of Poduction for Avanced Level Etched Plates
    A. Line etching
    B. Drypoint, engraving, roulette, and engraving (Burin hand work)
    C. Aquatint, by hand and by box coverage
    D. Softground transfer and drawing in softground, through fine papers
    E. Deep bite and relief-rolled methods
    F.  Black manner burnished mezzotint or aquatint (from black back to white)
    G. Photo etching
    H. Multiple plate etching
II.  Printing Process, from Trial Proofs through Identical Editioned Impressions
    A. Tarlatan wipe
    B. Hand wipe
    C. Brayer roll (stencil)
    D. Roller use for transparency
III.  Composition of Inks and Physics of Mixing Inks for Different Purposes and Tasks
    A. Black inks for printing etchings
    B. Black inks for printing other wiped plates (e.g., drypoint, engraving, aquatint)
    C. Colored inks for printing wiped plates (all techniques)
    D. Colored inks for rolled plates and stencils
    E. Special inking processes (e.g., double drop, viscosity, multiple plate printing)
    F. Monotype/monoprint applications
IV. Maintenance and Safe Use of Materials, Tools, and Equipment
    A. Print papers
    B. Inks and solvents
    C. Acids and neutralizers
    D. Etching and plate processing tools
    E. Etching presses and printing blankets
    F. Resists and rosins
    G. Maintaining and supplying a print studio
V. History of the Graphic Arts, Print Media, and Print Images in Historic and Contemporary

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All assignments relate to both lecture and lab components of this course.
1. Keep an ongoing dedicated sketchbook with both preparatory sketchbooks and exploration.
2. Pull editions that show skill in all of the printmaking techniques covered in this class
    A. Line etching in hard or soft ground
    B. Softground texture etches
    C. Color printing, via digital color or multiple plate color printing.
    D. Spray-paint or rosin aquatint process
    E. Drypoint techniques, scraping, burnishing and mezzotint
    F. Digital photo etching
    G. Chine Colle
3. Create your own test plate for aquatint, color printing and line etch times.
4. Produce a set of larger plates for more graphic effect, either on a large plate or as a diptych,
    tryptic or series.
5. Research a well-known printmaker and create a piece inspired by their technique and/or
6. Design a composition and add layers of technique, utilizing elements of chance and exploring
    the abstract nature of print technologies for their own properties.
7. Present completed work professionally; matte at least one piece for display.
8. Take a quiz on intaglio printmaking terminology.

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
20 - 35%
Sketchbook; color ink chart; design preparation for etching and print assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 45%
Studio practices; etching plates, printing
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
Terminology quiz
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%
Presentation and display of work. Research printmaker. 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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