Course Content and Outcomes Guides (CCOG)

Course Content and Outcomes Guide for ART 270B Effective Fall 2020

Course Number:
ART 270B
Course Title:
Printmaking I
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Course Description

Introduces intermediate beginning printmaking processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Includes terminology of monoprints, relief and some intermediate intaglio processes. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish critical skills necessary to evaluate prints, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. Promotes creative problem solving by employing a variety of strategies. This is the second course of a three-course sequence for first year printmaking. Prerequisites: ART 270 or ART 270A or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 115, 116 and 131A. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students will be able to:

  • Find and develop creative ways to solve printmaking problems using a variety of strategies for intermediate begining monoprints, relief and intaglio
  • Create personal hand-printed artwork, which demonstrates an intermediate beginners level of printmaking ideas, processes, materials, and techniques associated with monoprints, relief and basic intaglio processes.
  • Ask meaningful questions, identify ideas and issues, and be able to actively participate in a critical dialogue about printmaking with others using intermediate beginning level vocabulary.
  • Understand, interpret, and enjoy prints of the past and the present from different cultures to initiate a lifelong process of expanding knowledge on
    the diversity of perspectives of the human experience.
  • Develop a heightened awareness of the physical world, the nature of the relationship of human beings to it, and our impact on it via the experience of making prints.
  • Employ self-critiquing skills to develop autonomous expression through printmaking while recognizing the standards and definitions already
    established by both contemporary and historical works of art from different cultures.

Course Activities and Design

  1. Create prints that incorporate a variety of technical skills with an awareness of the inherent characteristics of different print processes.
  2. Begin to generate ideas/concepts with an awareness of the intendedcontent of the work produced.
  3. Build upon current skill set with the intent of working towards technical proficiency.
  4. Develop safe studio practices in regards to the handling of tools, chemicals and machinery within a communal studio space.
  5. Further expand and utilize the necessary vocabulary specific to printmaking when participating in class critiques and discussions.
  6. Begin to assess and self-critique personal work to strategize creative solutions.
  7. Begin to develop personal work with an awareness of historical and contemporary artists working in printmaking.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Complete and present the individual work within a professional studio critique.
  • Begin to understand the vocabulary and concepts necessary to engage within a studio environment
  • Demonstrate appropriate techniques in intermediate beginning printing and studio habits beyond the classroom studio
  • Demonstrate ability to meet printing deadlines with proper time management and craftsmanship.
  • Prepare portfolios for professional presentation.