Introduction to Relief Printing (PRI2105.01)

Thorsten Dennerline

This course is an introductory level print class. Students will learn about relief printmaking through demonstrations of techniques, hands-on experience, and critiques. Techniques include but are not limited to wood cut and linoleum cut. With this simple process, we will be able to explore color printing in depth. This course is also an introduction to making 2D images and the study of visual language.

Besides creating work, we will also do a broad range of basic research in the form of looking at original prints (hopefully at the Clark Art Institute), and reading about printing, artist writing, and relatable contemporary art practices.

Students who take this course should have more complex understanding of printing for artists, the skills and visual vocabulary to continue making prints.

Learning Outcomes:
Some possible outcomes:
- designing projects
- making and reading 2D images and visual language
- carving wood and printing by hand
- critical thinking
- some history
- Community Building

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Fully In-Person , Printmaking