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
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. develop intermediate-level technical skills in intaglio and relief printmaking;
    2. develop their creative, expressive, and aesthetic skills through the production of prints;
    3. analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions; and
    4. develop lab safety practices.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    Students 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.
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Student 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.
  4. 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