ART 230 Printmaking I - Intaglio & Relief Printmaking • 5 Cr.


This course introduces students to two key areas of printmaking, Intaglio and Relief. Students will explore a variety of techniques associated with each area such as drypoint, etching, collagraph, linoleum block, wood block, and photo based intaglio and relief printing. Requires additional lab time outside of class. Recommended: ART 110 or ART 120.


Recommended: ART 120. Fee: $25 for additional materials.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • -properly prepare and use inks and papers for printing

  • -use printing presses, rollers, and chemicals safely and effectively

  • -understand and utilize a variety of Intaglio processes including but not limited to; drypoint, hard-ground etching, aquatint, photographic etching, and multiple plate printing

  • -understand and utilize a variety of Relief processes including but not limited to; linoleum block printing, wood block printing, photographic relief, reduction block printing, and multiple block prinintg

  • -use proper curating practices including; paper handling, storing, tearing, and cutting of paper to create industry standard impressions

  • -engage in group critique and self-reflection through both oral and written formats

  • -contextualize the work they make within the history of printmaking