Introduction to Intaglio: The Alchemist’s Print (PRI2111.01)

Thorsten Dennerline

This course is an introduction to copper plate Intaglio. We will explore various techniques to prepare our plates including hand working and acid etching with materials such as rosin resists and sugar lifts. By the end of term, we will be printing in color. Ultimately, the overall goal of our endeavors will be to begin a dialog about artistic production in a contemporary context while also exploring the unique history of the intaglio process.

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, drawing
- working on copper plates 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: Once a year

Categories: All courses , Fully In-Person , Printmaking