Printmaking is a quarter-long, higher-level art class dedicated to learning printmaking techniques and history. Students will use knowledge of positive and negative space, texture, line, and shape to create multiple editions of their printwork, including monoprints & monotypes, collographs, lino cuts, stenciling, and screenprints.
*A spiral-bound sketchbook or notebook is needed for this class
I HIGHLY recommend students have experience in Drawing before enrolling in Printmaking.
I can learn about 1980s graffiti artist Keith Haring's "subway art", then use his style to create a 3 color reduction print
YouTube: Reduction Prints on Styrofoam (Keith Haring)
YouTube: reduction prints
How are Prints Signed
Signing and Editioning Prints
6.V.1.3: Identify artists’ styles. (KEITH HARING)
8.CX.1.3: Analyze the effect of geographic location and physical environment on the media and subject matter of art from NC and the United States. (1980s NYC GRAFFITI ART)
linocuts from selfies
11/1 Classroom rules & procedures guided notes
11/3 Intro to Printmaking (textbook worksheet)
11/7 Collaborative Circles: radial "gadget" prints
11/21 Hanko stamp designs (2 designs)
11/29 Collograph & Leaf 2-layered print
12/8 Monoprint Animal Series (3 techniques)
12/8 "Choice Monoprint" with written monoprint evaluation
So Far This Quarter...
This class is planned using the North Carolina Essential Standards.
Students earn a daily grade for attempting the warm-up as class begins. Daily grades are averaged twice a quarter for classwork grades
Students earn a class "Participation" grade at MIDTERM and FINAL by being on-task every day. Each student starts with 100, and points are deducted. A mess left behind loses 1 point for each day this happens. (7.V.3.1 Apply safety knowledge to maintain a safe and orderly work space)
First Day of Class: Rules & Procedures
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Class projects may include:
Mixed Media with Prints
Unusual stamping materials
Personalized Logo Stamps (Hanko)
How to use a printing press