Shirley E. Scheier
Introduction to contemporary printing methods such as monotype, monoprint, stencil, and photocopy. Survey of historical and current approaches to the art of printmaking.
Concepts in Printmaking taught by Professor Scheier is the extension of basic foundation drawing and design skills into the Linocut printmaking method. Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, conveying visual ideas, and basic relief (linocut/woodcut) printmaking technique. Relief Printmaking is one of the four traditional methods of printmaking, in which the image is printed from the raised surface of wood or linoleum, and the unprinted areas have been cut away.
Student learning goals
An outline for step-by-step process translating an idea to visual form to an edition of linocut prints
Value of collegiality in development of individuals’ art work
Visual thinking through a process of revision
Organization of picture plane to convey a concept. Use of a figure/ground space and understanding of equivocal space in conveying idea
Use of compositional black and white elements of line, texture, shape in conveying idea
Understanding and development of craftsmanship
General method of instruction
Drawing and collage assignments along with group critiques initiate concepts and formal issues for 4 linocut projects. Workshop demonstrations provide direct instruction of relief printmaking working methods and materials.
ART majors. 15 credits of studio art classes. Drawing and painting courses.
Class assignments and grading
Technical and formal use of relief print methods. Development of image through drawing and collage using selected sourse materials.
Drawing, composition, inventiveness, participation in workshop and discussions.