VAFA260 Printmaking II
Department of The Arts: Printmaking
- I. Course Number and Title
- VAFA260 Printmaking II
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- VAFA160 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- In addition to class studio time, students work five (5) hours outside of class each week under the supervision of a lab assistant or at home. Safe shop practices are emphasized.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course is a continuation of the Introduction to Printmaking class. Students add to their knowledge of intaglio and relief printmaking processes through the exploration of intermediate-level technical skills. Students develop their own imagery and investigate printmaking as a means of creative expression.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- develop intermediate-level technical skills in intaglio and relief printmaking;
- develop their creative, expressive, and aesthetic skills through the production of prints;
- analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions; and
- develop lab safety practices.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning ActivitiesStudents propose their own concept or theme to the instructor at the beginning of the semester and then apply these ideas to the creation of a body of work. Students may choose from a variety of printmaking processes (including but not limited to aquatint and lift ground; spit bite; chine colle; multiple block/plate printing; reduction printing; polyester plate lithography; color monoprinting and viscosity printing; advanced registration techniques; and/or a combination of different techniques). Students mat and present their work. Safe shop practices are demonstrated.
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudent assessment is based on the successful completion of their proposed body of work commensurate with intermediate-level skills, the presentation of projects, critiques, and the demonstration of safety practices in the printmaking studio. Quizzes/tests may also be used at the discretion of the instructor.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Learning materials may include, but are not limited to: technical handouts, books, slides, videos, digital media, audio, lectures, and demonstrations. See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 12/04; Revised 3/2010; Revised 4/2012; New Core 8/2015