This course is an introduction to unique prints, or prints that are not necessarily printed as an edition. We will emphasize the making of mixed media prints using a broad range of methods from monotypes to digital prints. The class is structured around a series of projects where rigorous experimentation is encouraged.
Students will learn various non-typical printmaking methods through a straightforward format of demonstrations of techniques, hands-on experience, and critiques. Techniques will include monotype, polyester laser plates, various transfer techniques, and basic silkscreen. Additionally, we will explore the possibilities of 3-dimentional applications for prints. This can include anything from books, paper cups, matchbooks, modular installations, appropriated prints, clothing and wallpapers. We may also be collaborating on projects with other classes or universities.
A broad range of reading will be assigned each week to expand on knowledge and give context for projects. By the end of term, participants should have the skills needed to make work in the VAPA print studio, and a broader understanding of the printing and its relation to contemporary art practice.
Some possible outcomes:
- designing projects
- making and reading 2D images and visual language
- use of the presses, safety, practices etc
- critical thinking
- Community Building
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
Th 1:40PM - 5:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
Categories: All courses , Printmaking , Fully In-Person