Printmaking I, II (Monotype/Monoprint)
This course will provide an extensive introduction to monotype and monoprint (a one-of-a-kind print). Students will learn a range of techniques and processes, including chine colle, ghost prints, multiple plates, second pulls, and stencils. Using a variety of mixed approaches, students will explore, firsthand, the ways in which printmaking can blur the lines with other media. Students will learn through demonstrations, assignments, critiques, and a project that will translate their artistic vision through the flexibility and creativity that monotype and monoprint allow. Taught by a master printer and director of an independent print shop, the course will also introduce topics and skills from the professional world of printmaking, including collaborating with artists, handling prints, and finalizing prints for presentation. The class will include talks by guest artists and visits to print collections and print shops.