Assignment 1: Linoleum cut
Assignment 2: Paper making
Assignment 3: Woodcut
Assignment 4: Key block color (linoleum or woodcut)
Assignment 5: Monoprints with gel plates
Assignment 6: Letterpress and monoprints
Assignment 7: Collagraph and paper pulp emboss
Assignment 9: Flag book exercise; use scrap prints
Assignment 10: Choice of project for final.
- One black and white project will be editioned; minimum 5 prints
- One color project will be editioned; minimum 5 prints
- Resource journal: book or Spark page
Week 1: Linocut & Papermaking
Thursday, 1/17: Introduction, Syllabus, Course Outline; Lecture on relief printing; Demo on transferring images and cutting.
Introduction to Project 1 Linocut
Artists to look at:
contemporary examples: https://www.creativebloq.com/illustration/linocut-11410303
Week 2: Linocut & Papermaking
Continue to work on linocut. Papermaking intro;
Examples of student Spark pages:
Thursday, 1/24 Printing and proofing demo. If there is still pulp, continue to make paper for later projects.
Week 3: Linocut and woodcut
Tuesday, 1/29 finish up linocut
Look at proofs. Project 3: Woodcut. Demo on transferring images to wood and cutting.
3 p.m. Frank Basemen gallery talk in Suraci.
Week 4: Woodcut
Tuesday, 2/5: Woodcut printing demo; print by hand
Thursday, 2/7: Work on woodcut
Week 5: Woodcut/ keyblock and Color
Tuesday, 2/12 Snow day
Thursday, 2/14 Color
Finish up woodcut
Look at woodcut proofs.
Project 4: key block color (lino or wood); lecture on color separation color registration demo; work on color project
Watch 2 color key block and printing jig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VjLRB0H834
Week 6: Color
Tuesday, 2/19 color
Thursday, 2/21 how to sign prints; look at proofs; work day
Week 7: Monoprints
Tuesday, 2/26 Look at color proofs.
Project 5: gel plate monoprints; print 10
Thursday, 2/28 studio
Week 8: Letterpress
Tuesday, 3/5 Look at gel prints.
Project 6: Letterpress; lock up demo; print demo
Quiz 1 due next class
Thurday, 3/7 Blind emboss demo; Spark page/ resource book turn in/
Week 9: Spring Break March 9-17
Week 10: Letterpress
letterpress printer artists:
http://churchoftype.com/ (formerly Yeehaw)
Tuesday, March 19
Project 5: gel monoprints; print 10
Project 6: Introduction: letterpress and blind emboss project
Thursday, March 21
work on prints
discussion of 3D printing plates. optional: design and print your own chop
Week 11: Letterpress/monoprints
Tuesday, 3/26 look at linocut color prints
finish letterpress and gel prints
Project 7: Collagraph; work on letterpress
Week 12: Collagraph
Tuesday, 4/2 letterpress and gel prints due; work on collagraph
Thursday, 4/4 work on collagraph
Ukiyo-E to Shin Hanga (April 2-May 18)
Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Syracuse University Art Collection
Week 13: Collagraph and flag book
Tuesday, 4/9 look at collagraph proof
Thursday, 4/11 Project 7: flag book demo. Use scraps from gel plates and other prints to make book.
Week 14: flag book
Tuesday, 4/16 collagraph and flag book
Thursday, 4/18 no classes/Easter break
Week 15: Final project
Tuesday, 4/23 collagraph pulp emboss
Thursday, 4/25 final project of choice; Quiz 2 due 5/2
Week 16: Final Project
Tuesday, 4/29 make sure 2 editions are finished
Thursday, 5/2 studio
Final: Tuesday, May 7th, 1 p.m. Crit of collagraph, collagraph pulp print, flag book, and final print. 2 editions due. Work returned Friday by noon. Spark page/journal due by Thursday end of day.
First Friday, May 3; class exhibition at the Workshop