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SART 3302 Printmaking: Expanding The Matrix
CEA Partner Institution: Santa Reparata International School of Art
Location: Florence, Italy
Primary Subject Area: Art History
Other Subject Area: Studio Arts
Instruction in: English
Course Code: ART 325 / SART 3302
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 90
Prerequisites: Those taking this course at the intermediate or advanced level must have completed Printmaking I or an equivalent.
This course will explore a merging of traditional and non-traditional printmaking media as it may be utilized in an expansive contemporary art arena. The class will introduce an array of techniques such techniques as woodcut and collagraph, to digitally generated print media, such as solar and polyester plates. Students will be instructed on how to achieve textural and hand-drawn elements, with a variety of multiple-color and multiple-image layering techniques that offer the potential to explore serial imaging and multi-media approaches. The collagraph will be incorporated both as an image making process on its own, as well as a means to produce multiple color layers in conjunction with the other techniques introduced during the course. The end result of the course will focus on the possibilities present for creating work that evidences an expanded contemporary and conceptual vocabulary, while acknowledging the vitality and applicability of traditional media. This course is intended for students at both the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, though projects and learning outcomes will differ for students requesting intermediate/advanced printmaking credit.