Games, Puzzles, and Modular Systems (PRI4119.01)

Anna Hepler

This upper-level printmaking course will explore games, puzzles, and modular building systems as inspiration for both two and three-dimensional work. The class is structured around a series of projects for which rigorous experimentation and play is encouraged. We will collaborate to teach each other techniques, engage with each other’s work, and explore the improvisational process of game playing.

Students will learn various non-typical printmaking techniques through demonstrations and hands-on experience. We will look at examples of printed ephemera both historical and contemporary — books, games, cards — as inspiration and historical context for our 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.

Learning Outcomes:
•Critical thinking
•Visual Language
•Press work
•Hand work/studio art
•Community building

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Email tdennerline@bennington. SUBJECT: Games, Puzzles, and Modular Systems (4000 level). BRIEF message stating interest in course, print course work taken at Bennington, or VA course work taken at Bennington. Other relevant experience.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
W 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: One time only

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