This course will explore a merging of traditional and non-traditional printmaking media as it may be utilized in an expansive Contemporary Art arena. The class will introduce an array of techniques such as techniques in woodcut and collagraph, to digitally generated print media, such as solar and polyester plates. Students will be instructed on how to achieve textural and hand-drawn elements, with a variety of multiple-color and multiple-image layering techniques that offer the potential to explore serial imaging and multi-media approaches. The collagraph will be incorporated both as an image making process on its own, as well as a means to produce multiple color layers in conjunction with the other techniques introduced during the course. The end result of the course will focus on the possibilities present for creating work that evidences an expanded contemporary and conceptual vocabulary while acknowledging the vitality and applicability of traditional media. This course is intended for students at both the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, though projects and learning outcomes will differ for students requesting intermediate or advanced printmaking credit.
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.