ART 181 - Printmaking I

Course Description

Printmaking I is an introductory survey course that introduces the student to a wide variety of print media: relief, intaglio, embossing and monotype. Students will gain knowledge of the history, conception, production and presentation of achromatic prints. Group 2 course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

Students are encouraged to have good reading skills or seek help.

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of design principles and elements inclusive of line, value, proportion, medium and composition.
  • Will differentiate between good and poor quality printing.
  • Apply a medium in a controlled manner with good craftsmanship.
  • Create clean prints.
  • Synthesize design principles in print composition.
  • Synthesize design elements and principles to create innovative, original artwork.
  • Transfer skills learned in Printmaking I to other mediums; both technical and traditional.
Human Dimension:
  • Use the content in this course to inform and help others and themselves.
  • Critique works of are with peers and others.
  • Resolve issues in their artwork through self-reflection and feedback from others.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Learn the importance of improving skills to develop their talent.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Correlate research and imagination to develop unique prints.