ART 270A: Printmaking I

Credits 3
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Introduces basic printmaking processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Develops an introductory level of creative problem solving and terminology of monoprints, relief and basic intaglio processes. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish critical skills necessary to evaluate prints, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. This is the first course of a three-course sequence.

Course Outcomes

Students will endeavor to do the following:

  • Find and develop creative ways to solve problems using a variety of strategies for making prints by utilizing monoprints, relief and basic intaglio processes.
  • Create personal hand-printed artwork, which demonstrate an introductory level of understanding printmaking ideas, and the processes, materials, and techniques associated with monoprints, relief and basic intaglio processes in printmaking.
  • Ask meaningful questions, identify ideas and issues, and develop a basic vocabulary to be able to actively participate in a critical dialogue about printmaking with others.
  • Understand, interpret, and enjoy prints of the past and the present from different cultures to initiate a lifelong process of expanding knowledge on the diversity of perspectives of the human experience.
  • Develop a heightened awareness of the physical world, the nature of the relationship of human beings to it, and our impact on it via the experience of making prints.
  • Establish self-critiquing skills to develop autonomous expression through printmaking while recognizing the standards and definitions already established by both contemporary and historical works of art from different cultures.
Grading Options
Letter Grades
Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/AS.