PRINTMAKING

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Printmaking is a course designed to introduce students to a variety of printmaking media including collagraph, woodcut, intaglio, linoleum, monotype, serigraphy, and bookbinding.   Emphasis will be placed on individual creative growth and aesthetic awareness through exploration of various media.   A survey of the art history of each printmaking process will be explored.

Curriculum: Printmaking

WHAT IS A PRINT.

Power Point Presentation: PRINTMAKING.

WOODCUTS

Students learn traditional methods of woodblock carving through creating their own image, carving their woodblock and printing a suite of prints.

     

LINOLEUM CUT

Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linocut

MONOTYPE

Monotype is a printmaking process that can be either additive or reductive.  Students use a plate (usually metal or plastic) to build up an image by using ink, caran’dache crayons, or watercolors.  Students then print this one distinct image by using the printmaking press.

        

          

COLLAGRAPH

The term collagraph refer to a collage board where the materials are assembled on a flat base or plate (matrix) to form a relief block with different surface levels and textures.   Collagraph plates are created by sticking and gluing materials like textured paper or fabric onto the plate and then coat it with varnish or acrylic medium afterwards to protect the materials.  The plate can be made from wood plates or cardboard plates that you build up using different materials.    http://www.artistterms.com/collagraph.htm

SERIGRAPHY

This print technique is also known as screen-printing or silkscreen. It is a stencil technique that employs fabric stretched tight on a screen support frame. The artist blocks out areas on the fabric and applies ink with a squeegee. The ink covers everything except the blocked-out sections and the image appears on the paper, canvas or other surface placed beneath the screen.  http://www.gallery.ca/cybermuse/showcases/techniques/print/seri/print_seri_intro_e.jsp

       

ETCHING

An intaglio printing process in which an etching needle is used to draw into a wax ground applied over a metal plate. The plate is then submerged in a series of acid baths, each biting into the metal surface only where unprotected by the ground. The ground is removed, ink is forced into the etched depressions, the unetched surfaces wiped, and an impression is printed. Also, both the design etched on a plate and an impression made from an etched plate.  http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/e/etching.html

      

Rachel Lewis                                                              Laura Weiner

ETCHING POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS and WORD DOCUMENT on DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY

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DANTEDIVINECOMEDY

Dante’s Divine Comedy (word document with summary and links for translations)

WOODCUT AND LINOLEUM CUT POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS:

WOODCUTS

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WOODCUT AND LINOLEUM CUT WORD DOCUMENTS:

WEBSITES for LINOLEUM and WOODBLOCK PRINTS

Subjects for Prints