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Effective: Summer 2013
GID 42ETCHING & INTAGLIO PRINTING4 Unit(s)

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Printmaking family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in ART 37 or 75.
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 -
  • Demonstrate foundation skills in producing images on plates and printing them.
  • A successful student will produce uniform multiples, to mat, document and present work in proper portfolio form.
  • A successful student will understand the importance of developing relevant and original images apart from style, decorative qualities and technical expertise.
  • A successful student will critically evaluate his or her own projects.
  • A successful student will recognize and appreciate the artistic contributions made by people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • A successful student will understand and practice the safe handling of tools and materials.
Description -
Beginning techniques in printmaking, including embossing, monoprinting, chine collee, drypoint, softground, line etching, handcoloring, printing and the editioning of plates.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate foundation skills in producing images on plates and printing them.
  2. produce uniform multiples, to mat, document and present work in proper portfolio form.
  3. understand the importance of developing relevant and original images apart from style, decorative qualities and technical expertise.
  4. critically evaluate his or her own projects.
  5. recognize and appreciate the artistic contributions made by people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  6. understand and practice the safe handling of tools and materials.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Etching press, work tables, sink, etchant tank, trays, airbrush, airbrush ventilation, hot plate, storage cabinets, instructor's computer with projection.
  2. When taught via Foothill Global Access: on-going access to computer with Email software and capabilities; Email address; Java-script enabled internet browsing software.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Embossing
    1. Tools and materials (Lec)
    2. Preparing the print matrix (Lab)
    3. Printing (Lab)
    4. Curating (Lab)
  2. Drypoint
    1. Tools and materials (Lec)
    2. Preparing the print matrix (Lab)
    3. Printing (Lab)
    4. Curating (Lab)
  3. Line Engraving
    1. Tools and materials (Lec)
    2. Preparing the print matrix (Lab)
    3. Printing (Lab)
    4. Curating (Lab)
  4. Line Etching
    1. Tools and materials (Lec)
    2. Preparing the print matrix (Lab)
    3. Printing (Lab)
    4. Curating (Lab)
  5. Aquatint
    1. Tools and materials (Lec)
    2. Preparing the print matrix (Lab)
    3. Printing (Lab)
    4. Curating (Lab)
  6. Chine-coll?©
    1. Tools and materials (Lec)
    2. Preparing the print matrix (Lab)
    3. Printing (Lab)
    4. Curating (Lab)
  7. Edition Printing
    1. Limited editions (Lec)
    2. One-of-a-kind prints and monoprints (Lec)
    3. Signing, numbering and curating prints (Lab)
  8. Image Creation
    1. Subject matter, content, form (composition), context and technique (Lec)
    2. Idea development and sketching (Lab)
    3. Research and planning (Lab)
  9. Critique and presentation
    1. presenting works of art for peer review (Lab)
    2. evaluation of content, context, form and technique (Lab)
  10. History
    1. History of printmaking (Lec)
    2. Contributions by people from diverse cultures and backgrounds (Lec)
  11. 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)
  12. 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) -
Adam, Robert and Carol Robertson. Intaglio: Acrylic-Resist Etching, Collagraphy, Engraving, Drypoint, Mezzotint. New York, N.Y.: Thames & Hudson, 2008. (This textbook is old but remains the most relevant textbook for this course. The technology of printmaking has not significantly changed in the last twenty years.)

Disciplines -
Art

 
Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture
  2. Discussion
  3. Oral presentations
  4. Laboratory
  5. Demonstration
 
Lab Content -
  1. Concept development sketches
  2. Planning and production sketches
  3. Preparation of plates
  4. Inks and paper for printing
  5. Printing and curating of finished work.

 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Weekly reading assignments from assigned textbook.
  2. Weekly reading of handouts.
  3. Weekly reading of internet research sites.
  4. Writing about art projects.
  5. Writing portfolio and artist's statements.