Print Version

Effective: Fall 2011
GID 39PRINT ARTS II4 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: GID 38.
Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Printmaking family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • The student will be able to demonstrate use of the tools and techniques to make fine art prints using photographic processes for relief (woodcut, linoleum block, photopolymer plates), intaglio (etching), stencil (screenprinting) and polyester plate lithography.
  • The student will be able to produce uniform multiples and present work for exhibition or portfolio.
  • The student will be able to understand the importance of developing relevant and original images apart from style, decorative qualities and technical expertise.
  • The student will be able to critically evaluate, define and discuss his or her own projects and the projects of student peers.
  • The student will be able to recognize and appreciate the artistic contributions made by people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Description -
Continuation of GID 38. Multi-color printing and photographic processes for relief, intaglio, screenprinting and lithography. Theory and practice making limited-edition and one-of-a-kind fine art prints.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate use of the tools and techniques to make fine art prints using photographic processes for relief (woodcut, linoleum block, photopolymer plates), intaglio (etching), stencil (screenprinting) and polyester plate lithography.
  2. produce uniform multiples and present work for exhibition or portfolio.
  3. understand the importance of developing relevant and original images apart from style, decorative qualities and technical expertise.
  4. critically evaluate, define and discuss his or her own projects and the projects of student peers.
  5. recognize and appreciate the artistic contributions made by people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. General facilities: sink, work tables, storage cabinets, press, etching tank, screens and bases, print drying rack, exposure lights, vacuum exposing unit, power wash spay booth, darkroom facilities.
  2. When taught via Foothill Global Access:
    1. On-going access to computer with Email software and capabilities.
    2. Email address.
    3. Java-script enabled internet browsing software.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Relief: block printing
    1. Photographic process: Preparing, developing and printing photopolymer plates. (Lab)
    2. Multi-color printing from multiple plates. (Lab)
    3. Curating and exhibiting. (Lab)
  2. Intaglio
    1. Photographic process: Preparing, developing and printing photographic intaglio plates. (Lab)
    2. Multi-color printing from multiple plates. (Lab)
    3. Curating and exhibiting. (Lab)
  3. Screenprinting
    1. Photographic process: Preparing, developing and printing photographic screenprints.
    2. Multi-color printing from multiple screens. (Lab)
    3. Curating and exhibiting.
  4. Lithography
    1. Photographic process: Preparing, developing and printing paper plates for lithography. (Lab)
    2. Multi-color printing from multiple screens. (Lab)
    3. Curating and exhibiting. (Lab)
  5. Image Creation
    1. Subject matter, content, form (composition), context and technique (Lec)
    2. Idea development and sketching (Lab)
    3. Research and planning (Lab)
  6. Critique and presentation
    1. presenting works of art for peer review (Lab)
    2. evaluation of content, context, form and technique (Lab)
  7. History
    1. History of printmaking (Lec)
    2. Contributions by people from diverse cultures and backgrounds (Lec)
  8. Safety & use of tools
    1. Working in a shared studio space (Lec)
    2. Proper use of of tools and equipment (Lec)
    3. Tool and equipment maintenance (Lec)
  9. Environmental practices
    1. Working in a shared studio space (Lec)
    2. Environmental concerns and personal safety (Lec)
    3. Reading and understanding product instructions (Lec)
    4. Reading and understanding Material Safety Data sheets (Lec)
    5. Reading and understanding safety signage in the studio (Lec)
    6. Proper disposal and recycling of materials (Lec)
    7. Environmental safety requirements at Foothill College (Lec)

Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Evaluation of prints produced. Evaluation of each project is determined by how completely it fulfills the parameters and goals of the assignment.
  2. Participation in group discussions and critiques.
  3. Reading, research & writing assignments.

Representative Text(s) -
Ross, John, Clare Romano and Tim Ross. The Complete Printmaker. New York: The Free Press, 1990.

Disciplines -
Art
Graphic and Interactive Design
 
Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Oral presentations, Laboratory, Demonstration.
 
Lab Content -
Concept development sketches, planning and production sketches, preparation of plates, inks and paper for printing, printing, and curating of finished work.
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Reading assignments from assigned textbook.
  2. Reading of handouts.
  3. Reading of internet research sites.
  4. Writing about art projects.
  5. Writing portfolio and artist's statements.