ART 271 - Printmaking; Woodcut and Linocut
A beginning level course in relief printing, including woodcut, linoleum cut and wood engraving. Students explore techniques involved in relief printmaking to design and create original edition prints. Single block, multiple block, and reduction block techniques are introduced, as well as the aesthetics and history of printmaking. Students will design and create original editioned prints and learn perceptual skills, compositional development, and basic thematic awareness. Coursework will demonstrate critical and creative thinking, the knowledge of technical relief printmaking and the history and aesthetics of the medium. Recommended for Art and Applied Design majors as well as non-majors. May be repeated for up to 9 total credits.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1
. Demonstrate competency in the intermediate relief techniques
2. Design and create original artwork based on relief techniques
3. Demonstrate a satisfactory level of craftsmanship in the artwork
4. Articulate the content of the work with reference to materials and visual imager.
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