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Claire M. Cowie
ART 246
Seattle Campus

Works on Paper/Monotype

Introduces contemporary imaging methods, expands traditional drawing methods, and encourages relationship of content to structure. Introduces relationship of printmaking and painting to drawing through monotype methods.

Class description

ART 246 Summer 2013 Monotype focuses on one-of-a-kind prints. Working with Plexiglas plates and oil-based inks, the class will be encouraged to think of monotype as a process of investigation and experimentation. Students can expect to gain skills and a better awareness of the drawing and painting issues that pertain to printmaking media, including line quality, mark-making, composition, contrast, and color. Summer 2013 will be team taught: Professor Curt Labitzke will teach the first 4 weeks of the course and Affiliate Instructor Claire Cowie will teach the remaining 4 weeks.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

This class will be team-taught: Professor Curt Labitzke will teach the first 4 weeks of the quarter and Adjunct Instructor Claire Cowie will teach the final 4 weeks. There will be several in-class exercises in both drawing and monotype. There will be a couple of short collaborative projects. Students will keep a sketchbook at all times, recording all work. There will be demonstrations in some techniques, but the class will be largely about hands-on work.

Recommended preparation

It is recommendaed that students have a general knowledge of 2D design vocabulary and basic drawing skills.

Class assignments and grading

There will be frequent, short in-class assignments, homework, and longer-term projects. Students will be expected to keep a thorough sketchbook and to take notes. There will be several brief writing/research assignments.

Grades will be based on participation, preparedness, quality of work, and effort.


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 Claire M. Cowie
Date: 04/04/2013