Fall 2024

Working in Series: The Interdisciplinary Connection Between Drawing and the Hand-Printed Image

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-319


Betsey A. Garand (Section 01)


An investigation of ideas into the development of visual imagery focusing on series of works utilizing drawing and printmaking. Contemporary and historical references of artists' series of works will be studied in conjunction with students' individual projects, culminating in a final project consisting of a cohesive, visual body of work. Experimentation of conceptual and technical boundaries will be encouraged and explored. Discussion and critiques will be held regularly in both group and individual formats. Visual work will include a wide variety of drawing media, including, but not limited to traditional methods. The techniques of intaglio and relief printmaking will be used in combination with and concurrent to the drawn images.

Requisite: Introductory level Drawing or Printmaking I or consent of the instructor. Limited to 10 students. Fall 2024: Senior Resident Artist Garand.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority will be given to art majors, seniors, then art majors from the 5-college consortium

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Artistic and studio work, oral presentations, in-class critiques including visual and verbal analysis, readings and written work.

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Other years: Offered in Fall 2022, Fall 2024