This beginning printmaking class introduces students to basic relief and intaglio printing techniques, in addition to a history of the media. Drawing is an important aspect of the two processes that is explored. Relief processes include transfer methods, safe use of carving tools, black and white and color printing. Intaglio processes include plate preparation, the application of grounds, methods of biting the plates with acids, Chine-collé, and printing.
Prerequisites: For Studio Art majors and minors, ARTS 101 (no prerequisite for non-majors/minors).