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Discipline: Certificate: Printmaking - N0653
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Design: Two Dimensional ARTD 20
  • Recognize, define and appropriately apply 2-D terminology to evaluate works of art in oral or written discussions, analysis or critiques.
  • Two-dimensional design students will be able to list all of the elements and principles of design by the 8th week of the semester.
  • Two-Dimensional Design students will be able to list all of the elements and principles of design by the eighth week of the semester.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will be able to identify the three basic types of balance/symmetries.
  • Students will accurately identify three different spatial devices
  • Identify, evaluate, discuss, and use the formal elements and principles of design and forms of compositional structure.
  • Perceive and interpret the 3-D world through contour line drawings.
  • Use the formal elements, principles of design, and principles of gestalt to create well-designed studio projects in achromatic value and color.
  • Use value to describe form and express light logic.
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color to value by mixing, analyzing, and appraising monochromatic tints and shades relative to the achromatic value scale.
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color complements by mixing, analyzing and appraising complementary tones (chromatic grays).
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of hues to the conceptual pigment color wheel by mixing, analyzing, appraising, and identifying color correct swatches for
  • Use historic and current forms of abstraction in the visual arts.
  • Recognize, analyze and interpret the expressive and creative qualities of art media in a work of art as it affects elementary compositional decisions.
  • Make use of critical thinking (reading, writing, listening, speaking, observing and assessing) skills elemental to the problem solving of design and the visual arts.
  • Differentiate preferential, factual, and judicious thinking elemental to solving problems in design and visual arts.
Fundamentals of Graphic Design ARTC 100
  • ARTC 100 students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of three important design elements: color, shape, and space.
  • ARTC 100 students will produce composites in Photoshop using effective selection techniques and non-destructive editing.
  • Employ appropriate technology (hardware, software, and fabrication tools) to produce graphic design projects.
  • Produce composites effectively using Photoshop selection techniques.
  • Operate effectively within small teams to solve typical graphic design problems.
  • Create thumbnails, sketches, roughs and comprehensives that effectively communicate creative thinking.
  • Design original commercial art, combining text and images to successfully communicate messages to a target audience.
  • Present original graphic design projects, explaining and defending the successful usage of learned skills and concepts.
  • Critique graphic design projects based on learned skills and concepts.
Introduction to Printmaking ARTD 43A
  • 96% meets or exceeds expectations from an assessment of 26 printed editions by 13 students from three recent semesters.
  • Students will learn techniques to translate original or existing imagery to the particulars of the printmaking processes.
  • Student will acquire knowledge of printmaking terminology which coordinates with the ARTD 43A curriculum.
  • 26 projects were evaluated over three semesters with a 96% meets or exceeds the expectations.
Letterpress Book Arts ARTD 48A
  • Students will be able to compose multiple lines of letterpress type using a "type stick"
  • Students will have a fundamental understanding of the history of letters and typography.
  • Students will be capable of creating a stab-bound sample book with wrapped covers.
Printmaking: Introduction to Monotype ARTD 46A
  • Students will create reductive method monotype prints.
Printmaking: Introduction to Screenprinting ARTD 45A
  • 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.
Printmaking: Photo and Alternative Processes ARTD 47A
  • Students will produce printable photo polymer plates.
  • 65% will score a grade of 75% or better.