Advanced Printing and Projects in Lithography (PRI4118.01)

Thorsten Dennerline

This advanced level course is also an introduction to lithographic processes. Students will start by processing and printing images from limestone and end the semester by exploring the possibilities of making positive films to expose modern lithographic plates. This studio class is structured around a number of projects each one ending with a group critique. Students should find the parameters of these assignments broad enough to allow for customization to their own artistic interests and are expected to bring additional content to their work from outside the classroom. The print studio is also focused on its community as part of its practice.

Besides creating work, we will look at a diverse range of historical and contemporary perspectives and sources to help inform our work. These will include looking at original works at the Clark (if covid restrictions are lifted), as well as reading artist writing, historical articles and other research. At the end of the term, students will have the skills and visual vocabulary to continue making lithographs as well as refine their work generally.

Learning Outcomes:
Some possible outcomes:
- designing projects
- making and reading 2D images and visual language
- lithographic printing, use of the presses, safety, practices etc
- critical thinking
- some history
- Community Building
- Refinement of work
- Creation of a portfolio

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and passing 2000-level course work in print course at Bennington College.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
F 10:30AM - 12:20PM & F 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Fully In-Person , Printmaking