Introduction to Intaglio: Alchemy & Surprise (PRI2125.01)

Anna Hepler

This course is an introduction to Intaglio printmaking. Using both Plexiglas and copper, we will explore various techniques including drypoint and acid etching with materials such as rosin resists and sugar lifts. We will explore both incidental and deliberate mark making, and the surprise of seeing our images reversed in print. Ultimately, our endeavors will 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 spend time looking at original prints, books and ephemera both historical and contemporary, and reading about printing, artist writing, and relatable contemporary art practices.

Students who take this course will come away with a more complex understanding of printmaking for artists, and the skills and visual vocabulary to continue making prints.

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: 15
Course Frequency: One time only

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