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Shirley E. Scheier
ART 350
Seattle Campus

Printmaking Special Projects

In depth study of a printmaking method such as sequential printing, multi-block printing, white-ground aquaint, or sugar-lift aquatint.

Class description

ART 350-Winter 2013 - Direct Hand Tooling and Line-bite Etching. This intaglio course will provide a special emphasis on line-quality and limited tonal range. Special techniques: Dry-point and Chin-colle.

Student learning goals

Development of an intuitive image-making method.

Selection of appropriate technique for image

Value of experimental approach through sequential printmaking methods for crafting image

Understanding the necessity of craftsmanship in the manipulation of materials

Value of collegiality in development of individuals’ art work

Locating and extending a personal definition of drawing

General method of instruction

Preparatory plate development assignments followed by group critiques Demonstration of materials and methods of working, of techniques, as well as individual and group critiques

Recommended preparation

There are no precise courses required for ART 350. 15 credits of 100 and 200-level drawing, printmaking, and painting courses, or their equivalent from another institution will be relavant. ART 246 and ART 245 contains helpful course material for ART 350.

Class assignments and grading

Outside-of-class drawing assignments and individual printmaking portfolio. Plan to spend 8 hours per week out side of the class period for production of portfolio.

Quality of image, participation, development of critical thinking, final portfolio of drawings and prints.


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: 10/15/2012