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Course Description



ART DEPARTMENT           COURSE # 07          LENGTH: 20 WEEKS

PRINTMAKING/MIXED MEDIA             CREDIT:  ½ (Spring)

 

 

GRADE LEVEL: 10-12

 

PREREQUSITES: Studio Art and Drawing with a final average of 85% or above and/or permission from instructor

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:

The focus of this advanced art elective is to create works of art in a variety of media using several different printing and collaging processes.  This materials and technique based course encourages emphasis on experimental investigations utilizing various media to combine both traditional and contemporary approaches.  Students are encouraged to expand their personal approach of interpretation as well as develop skills and techniques in this versatile art form.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL PROCESS & MATERIALS:  

Students will explore and experiment with the use of linoleum cuts, mono-prints, colograph, woodcuts and solar plate etching as well as explore various techniques and materials used to create two- and three-dimensional works.  An in depth study of how materials from drawing, painting and printmaking can be combined to create new art forms will be explored.  Students will be encouraged to re-work pieces and experiment with combining multiple media.  Some of the work produced will be used in the construction of small theme books.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS & EVALUATION CRITERIA:

  • Students need to provide their own sketchbook and make or purchase a portfolio to store their finished pieces in.
  • Sketchbook assignments are to be completed and handed in every week.
  • Printmaking and mixed media assignments should be rendered to the best of their ability and presented in a clean and professional format.
  • Students will experiment and develop a mastery of certain printing skills and techniques.
  • Artwork produced should demonstrate knowledge of design, use of color and the characteristics of the media used.
  • Each student should develop confidence and pride in the way they uniquely express themselves.



 


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