First-Year Studies in Printmaking
This course introduces the student to the basic fundamentals and concepts of printing in an environment that practices newly developed, nontoxic, printmaking methodologies. Participants will learn how to develop an image (either hand-drawn or computer-generated), how to transfer the image to paper, edition printing, and presentation. Students will utilize the tools, materials, and equipment required to produce a print in a variety of media, including intaglio, silkscreen, and relief prints. Written assignments, assigned readings, and exercises in color and color relationships will also be included in the content of this class, along with a series of visiting artists and trips to museums and professional printmaking ateliers.