Printmaking: Concept and Process
- Instructor: Patricia Silva
- Department: Fine Arts
- Area: Printmaking and Book Arts
- Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 90
- Course Number (SRISA): SART 4304
- Course Number (Maryville University): TBA
- Prerequisite: No prerequisites are required for this course, however, attention to detail and good craftsmanship is a plus.
In this course, students will work beyond the boundaries of the traditional print. Building on a base of historical techniques, such as relief prints and monotypes, students will be encouraged to work intuitively allowing for experimentation with materials, techniques, and formats. Alternative techniques which students may wish to incorporate in their printworks include but are not limited to: transfers, chine colle, collage, pochoir, stamping, stenciling, pressure printing, embossing, collagraph, xerox lithography, trace monotypes and experimental letterpress. Projects will be based on conceptual prompts and will be structured to allow for creative adaptation of the print medium both in terms of technique and product. Assignments will range from installation pieces to contemporary bookworks, taking printmaking beyond its traditional formats. This course is geared to both beginning and experienced printmakers.
SRISA studio courses will have personal and course materials to be purchased in Florence. A complete list will be provided with the syllabus on the first day of class.