Printmaking I, Art 236, Ruthann Godollei
No experience necessary, suitable for first year students, everyone welcome. A hands-on introduction to original printmaking in the media of relief, intaglio, lithography and handset type. Included are discussions of esthetics, the impact of printed imagery on society, political prints, printmaking practices from around the world and field trips to local art collections. Emphasis is on personal expression and appropriate techniques for the content. Learn how to operate one hundred twenty year old printing presses of the steampunk heyday or print from hand-quarried lithographic stones. Students edition one print at the end of the semester to trade in a portfolio with classmates. Class meets in Art 214, aka Printland, 2nd Floor Northwest corner of the lovely new Studio Art Building.

See Southern Graphics Council International, a website devoted to world printmaking.

Left to right: Erin Holt rainbow rolls a letterpress broadside. Light-filled drawing and critique area hosts a print culture library. Vintage printing presses and positionable vents in the sunny press room.

Left to right: Anna Johnson works on a drypoint plate. Cove Fylpaa rolls ink on his litho stone. Tony Sanchez with a letterpress print of classmates' names. Nicole Simpkins grinds a lithography stone.

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Aug. 2017 / Ruthann Godollei / Macalester College