This course offers the student the opportunity to explore a variety of
printmaking techniques. Printmaking deals with the reproduction of an
original artwork through processes such as etchings (intaglio), linoleum
cuts (relief), silk-screens (serigraphy) and monoprints. Work is directed
toward printing as an independent creative form with strong emphasis on the
expressive visual qualities particular to each technique.
Class format: This is studio class in which the student explores the various
methods of printmaking mentioned above. This is a fairly active course and
requires some physical strength. Students must also be aware of and adhere
to safety rules while working in the classroom.
Grading depends on the analysis of art products (both classwork and homework
portfolios) relative to technical skill, use of media, personal style,
completion of unit objectives and overall expressive and aesthetic qualities.
60% Class Work
-- Completed Projects
20% Class Participation/Homework
-- Daily class work
-- Class critiques
-- Class discussions
-- Conduct and effort
-- Assigned work related to gaining knowledge of art history and
20% Final Exam
-- Written Final
-- Portfolio review
-- Artist's biography & print analysis
What you will need for class:
1. Folder with pockets or a 1 3-ring binder
2. Optional but recommended: Sketchbook, it should be hard or spiral bound
and at least 8 x 10 with blank white pages (no lines!). If you buy a
sketchpad by mistake the pages will fall out.
Extra help policy
Extra help will be available as needed. Arrangements should be made with the
teacher for after school help, and students are always welcome to come
duringDSB. Students who would like to come during DSB, must get a pass prior
to that day from the teacher and show it to your regular DSB teacher first.
Attendance policy - You are required to attend class every day and poor
attendance will be reflected in your grade. Students who have 6 unexcused
absences in a Term course will lose credit for that course. This is in the
Student Handbook and not up to the Teacher's discretion.
Make-up work Policy
Students will be expected to make up any classwork or homework missed due to
excused absences within a reasonable time (two to four days) except in the
case of an extended absence, for which special arrangements must be made
the instructor. Work that is not made up will be given a zero grade.
As part of the class, each student will be given a portfolio that must be
returned at the end of the term and kept in the classroom. Students will be
charged if the portfolio is not returned or damaged.
All materials, subject matter and themes generated by students must be
school appropriate, including homework.
Overview of different types of printmaking
Brief history and review of technical aspects of course
Experimentation with various beginning techniques:
Raised Surfaces using brayers and; ink
Simple block prints eraser/soft-kut and; brick patterns
Design basics elements of design and principles of art overview
Monoprinting experimentation with assorted techniques
Intaglio - Dry Point Etching
Marc Chagall, Rembrandt and Carol Collette
Hand color prints
Relief Printing and Linocuts
One and; two color
Illustration children's book
Pablo Picasso - artist
Serigraphy-Paper stencil and/or lacquer film silkscreens
Pop Art - Andy Warhol - artist
Week 7 and 8
Continue Serigraphy projects
Week 9 and; 10
Student choice if time.
Written Final Exam
Clean up art room
TERM PROJECT INFORMATION DUE June 3, 2011
Printmaking Artists Final Project
100% of final exam grade
In this project, you will conduct research on an artist who uses
printmaking as one of their mediums of creating art.
Check out the powerpoint that has directions on it on the Printmaking
Documents web page.