Summer 2008

ARTS 625
Monotype Printmaking


06/23/2008 - 07/10/2008
Note: Special Schedule -

Art Workshop 006

Special Schedule: Class will not meet on the July 4th Holiday. A makeup class will be scheduled via class consensus.

The monotype print is a free form of printmaking more akin to painting than to the traditional woodcut or etched print. It is also a process in which the artist encounters fewer technical difficulties than in other traditional printmaking methods. Students in this course will create images using engraving techniques on woodblocks and plexiglass, found flat objects such as leaves, and will print with watercolor and water-based and oil-based inks, using the equipment in Wesleyan University's printmaking studio. Students may choose the images they wish to print; the instructor will help students develop image-making technique and compositional skill.

Students will make a series of prints using 4-5 techniques, and will be graded on weekly assignments, a mid-term critique session, and a final project created from their best work in each technique.

Paintbrushes, paper, ink, and printing blocks will be supplied. Students should have previous image-making (drawing/painting) experience, but no previous printmaking experience is necessary. Due to the use of chemicals, students with chemical sensitivities or who are pregnant should avoid this course. Open studio hours will be Saturdays, 1-5 p.m.

Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

Additional fee: $250

Keiji Shinohara, a master Ukiyo-e woodcut printmaker, is artist in residence in art and East Asian studies. His work has been exhibited at the Library of Congress, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Worcester Museum of Art, the Asia Society, and the Smithsonian. He is known for highly sculptural landscape prints, which speak to the spirit of Ukiyo-e in a modern voice. His Sumi-e paintings were featured in the collaborative artists' book, The Language of Her Body, with photos by Derek Dudek, fragments of text by Amy Bloom, and typography by Robin Price. Click here for more information about Keiji Shinohara and click here for more information about his work.


Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Studio

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 12

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