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VSAR 179 - Introduction to Printmaking II
Course Details
Course Code:
VSAR 179


Calendar Description:
This course will continue to explore relief printing, through pattern design and wood block and embossment. Serigraph (silkscreen printing) and monoprinting will also be introduced. Focus will be given to pattern design to link the various approaches and techniques together. Focus will be given to an open and expressive use of techniques.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 90
Lecture Hours: 15
Laboratory Hours: 75

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

VSAR 178-Introduction to Printmaking 1

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:

Serigraphy (Silk Screen)

A. Screen stretching
B. Terminology
C. Ink preparation
D. Registration.
E. Stencil methods: Printed, Cut, Photo
F. Studio, Tool Maintenance and Safety
G. Production of Screen Prints

Relief Printing

A. Pattern Design
B. Preparing and cutting the Wood Block
C. Wood block printing - cutting an image through reduction
D. Embossment
E. Collagraph

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the following:

-Identify, explain and produce prints utilizing the following techniques:
a) Monoprinting
b) Serigraphy
c) Woodblock printing

-Identify and explain the differences between woodblock, engraving and serigraph techniques
-Prepare ink, paper and stencils
-Describe the unique aesthetic qualities and philosophies that accompany printmaking
-Identify, explain and demonstrate the safe use and maintenance of printmaking tools
-Participate in individual and group critiques

Completion of a portfolio of work. Students will be expected to present their work in a professional manner

Grading System:
Letters, Percentage

Passing Grade:
D (50%)

Grading Weight:
Assignments: 90 %
Participation: 10 %

Number of Assignments:

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Other Programs:

Text Books:

Optional - Saff, D., and Sacilotto, D., 1978, Printmaking: History and Process (Wadsworth). Chapters Covered: Selected
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