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Course Name: Printmaking: Introduction to Screenprinting
Course Number: ARTD 45A
Course Objectives:
  • Student will acquire knowledge of silkscreen printmaking terminology which coordinates with the ARTD 45A curriculum.
  • Students will understand the concept of multiple originals.
  • Students will understand the use of stencils of different kinds in silkscreen printmaking.
  • Students will learn techniques to directly create or transfer original or existing imagery to the particulars of the silkscreen printmaking process.
  • Students will acquire knowledge of silkscreen printmaking terminology which coordinates with the ARTD 45A curriculum.
  • Examine the role screen printing plays in contemporary visual art.
  • Analyze contemporary and historic screen printing images as inspiration for course assignments.
  • Analyze the social impact of repeatable multiple images of screen printing on contemporary society.
  • Synthesize personal imagery with basic key elements of design (line, color, shape, texture, space, form).
  • Select appropriate studio practices, technologies, methods and materials to solve specific problems arising in the creation of multiple print editions in screen printing.
  • Devise methods of transforming tonal images to graphic delineations.
  • Discuss, analyze, and evaluate personal printed works of art as well as historic and contemporary examples using art-specific vocabulary for content, technique, and style in written and oral critiques.
  • Document development stages of visual ideas for course assignments in a notebook.
  • Compare and contrast fine art screen printing.
  • Use color theory to mix custom color inks for assigned course projects.
  • 75% meets or exceeds expectations from an assessment of 16 printed editions by 8 students from one recent semester. Each student had two editions assessed.