Introduction to Printmaking
This course will serve as an introduction to the processes and expressive potential of printmaking; specifically, relief and intaglio printmaking. Emphasis will be on learning how to make prints, visual problem-solving, image making, and evaluation through personal and group critiques by analyzing artistic decisions.
Mary Kenny
530 414-1686

Mondays and Wednesdays
Holman Art and Media Center

Individual Final Meetings
Saturday 5/10/14
Meetings will be 15 minutes

Each unexcused absence beyond 3 will result in the lowering in the final letter grade.

6 or more unexcused absences will result in automatic failure regardless of grades received on work.

Absences will be excused with a written doctor’s note or due to a funeral in the immediate family.


Student Outcomes

  • Identify, define and understand the formal elements of art and the principles of design.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce and present finished works of exhibition quality
  • Produce and critique projects that coordinate descriptive and expressive possibilities of course media.
  • Understand and gain sensitivity to materials and tools used throughout the semester
  • Demonstrate the ability to critique work objectively
  • Develop a vocabulary for the analysis and understanding of art
  • Examine the creative process of other artists

Methods of Assessing Student Outcomes
Student outcomes may be assessed using the following:
  •  individual creative projects
  •     written critical responses
  •    group projects
  •     critiques
  •     hands-on studio work days
  •    gallery visits
  •   service learning projects
  •  presentations
  •   group and/or individual projects
  •   portfolios

Office Hours
Thursday 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Monday and Wednesday 11:00-12:45 and by appointment



College Provides
Inks and additives
Scrapers and Burnishers
Cleaning Materials
Screens for Silk Screen
Photo Emulsion


Required Materials

o    Garden and Rubber Gloves & Apron
o    Pencils
o    Sharpie Permanent Markers,   Black: Fine, Ultra-Fine, Chisel
o    Paintbrushes
o    Push Pins
o    Uhu Glue Stick
o    Ruler
o    Exacto Knife and replacement blades
o    Sketchbook

o    Copper Plate
o    5x7" Solar Plate
o    Plexiglass for Monotype
o    Linoleum Cutter Set
o    Etching Needle
o    Soft Rubber Brayer

Paper 15-20 Pieces of PAper
Lenox, 22x30”
Domestic Etching ,20" x 26”(1.29)
Somerset Satin/Velvet, 22x30(4.46)
Rives BFK, 22x30"(3.68)
Rives Lightweight, 19x26”(2.32)
Magnani Incisioni Italia Paper (2.51)
Arches Cover, 22x30”(4.02)
printmaking Paper is very specific, you can not use drawing papers or watercolor papers,  I would suggest purchasing your paper through an online source.

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