Printmaking

Introduction to Printmaking

VAFA160

Students explore a wide variety of printmaking processes, including intaglio, relief, color reduction printing and monoprinting. Students focus on the comprehension of techniques and materials and their relationship to the printed image and visual concepts.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Printmaking/Silkscreen

VAFA161

Students employ screenprinting processes using water-based inks. They explore a variety of techniques, including photo silkscreen, cut paper stencils, direct drawing techniques, color registration, and textile printing. Students gain an understanding of these techniques and develop their individual imagery.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Book Arts

VAFA165

This course introduces students to basic bookbinding structures, materials, and techniques. Students construct visual books that are artistic objects and vehicles for creative expression. Both traditional and contemporary methods are explored.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Papermaking

VAFA167

This course provides an introduction to both Western and Eastern handmade papermaking processes through the exploration of a variety of fibers and techniques. Students gain an understanding of the basics of fiber preparation, papermaking history and terminology, sheet formation, stencil lamination, and pulp painting.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Printmaking II

VAFA260

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.

3 credits
Prerequisite: VAFA160 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Printmaking III

VAFA261

This course provides advanced exploration of content introduced in Printmaking II. Students examine both historical prints and current trends in printmaking as they continue to develop personal imagery and build knowledge of printmaking processes and techniques.

3 credits
Prerequisite: VAFA160 (C or better) and VAFA260 (C or better)
Corequisite: None