Fall 2020

Cut, Inked and Hand Pressed: Woodcut Prints

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-243

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Betsey A. Garand (Section 01)

Description

Woodcut is a dynamic form of printmaking. It has been instrumental in communication since the invention of paper in 105 C.E. and is a relief technique with a broad array of possibilities. Students will learn various methods to cut and print wood blocks, and assignments will include multiple block printing, hand-colored prints, collage, and cut paper. All prints will be handprinted using spoons, barens and the palm the hand. Assignments will be critiqued regularly, and critical analysis of prints' conceptual and technical concerns will be discussed. The study of a culturally wide range of historical and contemporary artists will provide inspiration, insight and knowledge into the visual language of woodcut. Students will be encouraged to create imagery that provides personal meaning influenced by political, individualistic, imaginative and emotional experiences. No prerequisites required.

Fall 2020: Course will be taught remotely. Demonstrations will be delivered via video. Critiques and discussion will be held via zoom. Essential course materials will be mailed to each student.

Spring 2021: Course will be taught remotely.  Demonstrations will be delivered via pre-recorded video posted on Moodle's Media Gallery as well as live-streamed during class time.  Moodle and a shared google drive will be used to post course materials and resources. Critiques and discussion will be held via zoom. Essential course materials will be mailed to each student.

Limited to 10 students. Fall and Spring. Senior Resident Artist Garand.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to ARHA, FCAS, and FAMS majors, and art majors from the 5-College Consortium.

Keywords

Artistic Practice, Fine Arts for Non-majors, Online Only

Offerings

2020-21: Offered in Fall 2020, Spring 2021
Other years: Offered in Fall 2020