Syllabus Printmaking


Overview: On these pages you will find Professor Slatton's syllabi, ranging from fundamentals to intermediate. These syllabi may be less specific from those given in class, so please see Prof. Ralph Slatton for the most up to date list. The structure of this site is pretty straightforward. These links provide a fairly general outline as to our agenda and supplies. Again, please contact me if you have questions.

Drawing - ARTA 1201

Into to Prints - ARTA 2210

Screen - ARTA 3321

Intaglio - ARTA 3301

Relief - ARTA 3341

Teaching Philosophy: Initially, all print making students will cover a broad range of the basic processes. These are presented in ARTA 2210, Into to Prints, a course that concentrates on intaglio (plate processing) and relief printing (linecut). The ARTA 3XXX intermediate print making courses cover plate and stone lithography, screen process, and additional intaglio and relief printing. In the advanced print making and independent studies, students may either continue with these traditional processes, or may evolve toward more innovative directions, such as, mixed media prints, prints as installation, 3-D constructions, or bookmaking. Eventually, students will produce a focused body of work, culminating in a final portfolio exhibition. The following competencies are expected upon completion of a degree in print making: (1) ability to focus toward individualized goals; (2) critical analysis of prints, as an art form; (3) design, drawing, and craftsmanship skills; (4) knowledge of shop techniques and print making materials; and (5) historical trends in art and how they apply to personalized exploration.

Into to Prints 2210 print making: Students must pass prerequisites, 2-D design, and drawing fundamentals before entering this class. 5 studio projects are required per semester. Each project is graded according to craftsmanship, design, concept, sensitivity with materials, and following instructions. These assignments are weighted and averaged as part of final grade. Students have five critiques and are expected to discuss their work and interact in critique of other student’s work. This oral component is considered when assessing the final grade.



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