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Shirley E. Scheier
ART 245
Seattle Campus

Concepts in Printmaking

Introduction to contemporary printing methods such as monotype, monoprint, stencil, and photocopy. Survey of historical and current approaches to the art of printmaking.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Shirley E. Scheier
Date: 04/25/2012