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ART206: Printmaking I: Pop Art + Culture

The printmaking course is a comprehensive studio experience that emphasizes experimentation and creativity while providing a strong technical basis.

The printmaking course is a comprehensive studio experience that emphasizes experimentation and creativity while providing a strong technical basis. Students explore a variety of print processes, including screen printing, block carving, and monotype and letterpress printing. Using surfaces such as linoleum, woodblocks and silk screens, combined with a wide variety of carving tools and inks, students will create a substantial print portfolio that explores such concepts as image reversal, multiplicity, color theory, commercial applications and graphic design. Inspiration for projects includes fonts, portraits, still-life objects, photographs, media references and works by artists of the past and present. Inventive approaches, including T-shirt printing, will also be explored. Film clips and the examination of contemporary printmakers will enrich studio work.