Course Information

 

for Print Media Department


Print Media: Etching, Lithography, Monoprint, Relief (PR201)

Credits:3

Students create multiples of potentially layered multimedia images with a variety of outcomes. Students will explore painterly monotypes, relief prints, lithographs and intaglio methods of etching and aquatint. Imagery is developed based on assignments as well as personal concepts. Basic principles of design and drawing are strengthened and reinforced and regional print exhibitions are learning resources.

Print Media: Screen Printing (PR202)

Credits:3

This course offers an opportunity to pursue personal interests in drawing, design, color, and painting through screen printing. Students investigate unique aspects of printmaking such as layering of color, transparency, the production of multiples. Choice of subject matter and concept allows students to continue to develop a voice through their work.

Print Media: Applied Processes (PR203)

Credits:3

Students learn to make lithographic images printed from stones or polyester plates using photocopy transfers, hand-drawing, and digital imagery. Relief prints are developed by cutting into wood using subtractive techniques and printing with multi-colored layering. Multimedia print approaches are explored, including stamping, letterpress, and alternative approaches. Development of personal imagery and concepts is encouraged.

Print Media: Litho & Relief Prints (PR301)

Credits:3

Students learn to make lithographic images printed from stones or polyester plates using photocopy transfers, hand-drawing and digital imagery. Relief prints are developed by cutting into wood using subtractive techniques and printing with multi-colored layering. Multimedia print approaches are explored, including stamping, letterpress, and alternative approaches. Growth of personal imagery and concepts is encouraged. Students participate in class study of prints in area museums and local print exhibitions.

Print Media: Contemporary Practices (PR302)

Credits:3

Students will develop images using intaglio techniques on metal and collaged cardboard plates. Solar plates are used to create digital and photographic imagery. Monoprinting, the most experimental and spontaneous print method, will also be explored. Growth of individual ideas and imagery is encouraged.

Print Media: Concepts (PR303)

Credits:3

Hand-drawn and photographic techniques of screen printing are developed at a more advanced level. Emphasis is placed on photomechanical techniques using the computer and digital printer. The course is designed to promote individual expression using the unique qualities of screen printing and large-scale imagery. Guest critics and the Cincinnati Art Museum print collection support the course content.

Print Media: Advanced Etching and Intaglio (PR310)

Credits:3

Students create multiples of potentially layered multimedia images with a variety of outcomes. Students will explore varied aspects and processes of etching and intaglio, including advanced saline sulfate etching techniques, large plate and multi-plate printing, chine-collé, and multimedia intaglio processes. Imagery is developed based on assignments as well as personal concepts. Basic principles of design and drawing are strengthened and reinforced, supplemented by regional print exhibitions and contemporary print history readings as important learning resources.