Students develop independent projects with print media, furthering their critical thinking and artistic growth. Students engage in a concentrated study and studio practice. Print matrices and substrates may be examined as tools for editing, variation, accumulation, distribution or other means. Students investigate scale and format with their projects and have the opportunity to explore relationships between printmaking and other media such as installation, digital media, and textiles. Students will consider the production of prints within the context of contemporary culture and print history. Inventiveness, individual problem solving, risk taking and a willingness to challenge one's abilities are essential to this class. Students write proposals, make studies, and build production schedules for projects. Students also draft and redraft an artist statement. During the semester, students research at least one new process or variation of a major print process and give a demonstration. Critical thinking is developed through class critiques, writing assignments, and reading responses. The course also discusses professional opportunities and practices in the field of printmaking.
Prerequisites: ARTS 281, 282, and 382.