ART 264 Relief Printing
This course is an introduction to the basic techniques, processes and history of relief printing. The course will focus primarily in the media of woodcut, a technique that appeared in China in the 9th century and in Europe around 1400. This media was originally used to stamp designs into fabrics, textiles and playing cards, but its importance became cemented by the works of Albrecht Durer and other Northern European Artists. This course will introduce the student to simple black and white woodcut printing and more complex methods of printing with color, reduction printing, multiple blocks, and various methods of registration and printing, both by hand and using the press. Students will work through and generate a body of work associated with a self-directed theme or narrative Culture: Art.