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 Course Title:   Printmaking I

 Title Abbreviation:   PRINTMAKING I

 Department:    ART

 Course #:    261

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    4.5

 CIP:    500401

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

An introductory studio course in which students learn basic printmaking processes including but not limited to relief, etching and/or monotype. Emphasis will be placed on discussion and analysis.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: None (for pending AVA majors, ART 101 or 111 highly recommended)

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU X
U of W X
WSU X
WWU X

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Students will learn the historic and cultural development of printmaking with emphasis on subject matter and themes and analysis.
  2. Students will learn proficiency in relief, intaglio and/or monotype printmaking techniques.
  3. Students will learn application of composition, form and content in printmaking.
  4. Students will learn fhow to analyze of printmaking imagery and processes

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.
7.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the role of arts and creative expression in societies.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Using lectures, texts, videos, guest lectures and gallery and/or museum visits students are introduced students will learn the history of themes and subject matter in printmaking.
  2. Using studio assignments developed from notebooks through finished editions of prints students will demonstrate skills in relief, etching and/or monotype printing processes.
  3. Using group work, notebooks and studio assignments students will demonstrate developed composition form and content in prints.
  4. Using self assessments and formal critique sessions students will analyze their prints using the vocabulary of the discipline.