Introduction to Printmaking
This course is designed to give students a first exposure to the studio and to the exploration of printmaking. Through personal instruction and demonstrations, students will learn a range of printmaking methods and approaches to making visual work through these methods. Students will make a range of original prints and will be prepared for entering into further study in printmaking. In Section A, students will learn how to use woodcut tools and the print by hand method, apply a hard ground to a zinc plate and etch it and draw and produce a lithograph. In Section B, students will learn how to produce a screenprint, make an etching, and work in lithography. Students will visit local museums and/or printmaking studios to learn more about the mediums in which they're working. The class is open to beginning and advanced students.