This course will explore six printmaking techniques: dry point, blind embossment, collagraph, monoprint, linoleum cut and woodcut. These techniques share a direct method of working, from carving surfaces to painting and drawing images. The use of line, shape and contrast will be emphasized through work in linoleum and woodcut printing. Images will be carved into the block, the surface inked and transferred to paper. Various ways to apply color will be explored, including color overlays, overprinting and stencil techniques. Processes will be demonstrated and applied through printing sessions. Students will develop their own projects with assistance from the instructor as needed. This is a fast-paced course that will get you printing right away. How to present your work and create an engaging portfolio will be discussed. Previous printmaking experience is not required.
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