Introduction to Relief Printing (PRI2105.01)

Anna Hepler

This course will introduce students to relief printmaking, including the process of carving and printing woodcuts, wood engravings, linoleum cuts, and eraser prints. Students will learn through technical demonstrations, hands-on experience, and discussions. With this direct process of image making, we will explore one-color impressions, as well as multicolor-reduction printing. Students who have experience beyond the introductory level are welcome.

Besides creating our own work, we will look at original prints from the collection of the Clark Institute, and consider applications of relief printmaking into other ephemeral forms, such as postcards, books, and zines. Students who take this course will develop a more complex understanding of fine art printing, and the skills and visual vocabulary to accompany that process.

Learning Outcomes:
•Critical thinking
•Visual Language
•Press work
•Hand work/studio art
•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: One time only

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Design , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Printmaking