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Butler Community College
Peter Johnson
Humanities/Fine Arts Division
Fall 1997
 
Printmaking II
Course Outline

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AR144. Printmaking II. 3 credit hours. Prerequisite: Printmaking I AR 143; an advanced study in printmaking.

TEXTBOOK:

None.

Supplemental Reading: Printmaking Today, Jules Heller, 30 Years of American Printmaking, The Art of the Print, Fritz Eichenberg, and Printmaking History and Process, by Saff and Sacilotto.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To introduce and to apply lithographic techniques in printmaking.
  2. To know linocut skills and to apply this technique to printmaking.
  3. To print works using paleographic and relief surfaces.
  4. To provide printmaking knowledge that demonstrates more sophisticated form and a higher emphasis on craftsmanship.
TOPIC OUTLINE OF UNITS:
Historical Perspective
  1. Printmaking knowledge and techniques from historical methods to contemporary uses.
Techniques of Advanced Printmaking
  1. Drawing, etching, and printing on stone.
  2. Soft ground and hard ground applications in advanced printmaking techniques.
  3. Continued studies in etching, engraving, aquatint, and mezzotint techniques.
Portfolio Evaluation
  1. Students will present a portfolio of works that demonstrate the students' knowledge of printmaking used with appropriate subjects.
  2. Students will present and defend prints that demonstrate more sophisticated forms and greater craftsmanship.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
  1. Short instructional demonstrations.
  2. View original student work and slides of student and master works.
  3. Various printmaking problems.
  4. Group and instructor critiques.
Telecourses: Independent study of audio/video materials augmented by text and study guide; collaboration and participation with class members and faculty via available means. Faculty role is facilitator of learning experiences.

METHODS OF EVALUATION:

  1. ALL specific printmaking problems will be presented at the end of the semester.
  2. Printmaking will be evaluated in terms of power of expression, craftsmanship, and fulfillment of assignment.
  3. Gallery shows and specific library readings will require written assignments.
  4. Class participation will be included.
Miscellaneous:
Students with impaired sensory, manual or speaking skills are encouraged and have the responsibility to contact their instructor, in a timely fashion, regarding reasonable accommodation needs.