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Effective: Fall 2012
ART 39SCREENPRINTING4 Unit(s)

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Printmaking family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in GID 46.
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)

Description -
Introduction to screen printing processes, exploring the techniques of hand-cut stencils , direct-drawn stencils and photographic processes. Theory and practice making images for limited-edition and one-of-a-kind fine art prints.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate foundation skills in producing screenprinted images using hand cut stencils, direct drawn stencils and photographic processes.
  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.
  6. understand and practice the safe handling of tools and materials.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Work tables, screens and bases for printing, print drying rack, light table, vacuum exposing unit, darkroom facilities, screen washout sink, sink, 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. Hand cut stencils
    1. Tools and materials (Lec)
    2. Preparing the print matrix (Lab)
    3. Printing (Lab)
    4. Curating (Lab)
  2. Direct drawn stencils
    1. Tools and materials (Lec)
    2. Preparing the print matrix (Lab)
    3. Printing (Lab)
    4. Curating (Lab)
  3. Photographic Stencils
    1. Tools and materials (Lec)
    2. Preparing the print matrix (Lab)
    3. Printing (Lab)
    4. Curating (Lab)
  4. Edition Printing (Lec)
    1. Limited editions (Lec)
    2. One-of-a-kind prints and monoprints (Lec)
    3. Signing, numbering and curating prints (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 (Lec)
    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) -
Hopkins, Steve. Water-based Screennprinting. New York, NY: A & C Black, 2009.

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. 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.