ART 235 Printmaking II • 5 Cr.


Printmaking II is a continuation and advancement in learning the skills and techniques of fine art printmaking. Students create works of art that depend on a technical understanding of various printmaking methods. Students further skills in visual communication, drawing, design and color. Requires additional lab time outside of class. Prerequisite: ART 230. Recommended: ART 110, ART 120, or ART 111.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Progress beyond the basic techniques and processes of fine art printmaking in the areas of relief (linocut), intaglio (drypoint), monotype and collograph.
  • Apply the principles of 2-D Design and drawing techniques to create a graphic image and produce multiples of it in print media.
  • Employ advanced printmaking skills combined with visual literacy and color theory. To begin to recognize and produce professional looking work.
  • Further develop personal visual expression.
  • More fully understanding of the distinctive nature of fine art printmaking.
  • Confidently and appropriately use standard print processes and technique including the use of tools, presses, inks, and paper as well as prepare plates, and register print blocks for multi-color images.
  • Recognized and produce specific qualities of hand made fine art prints, e.g. overlays, transparency, offset and multiple images.
  • Use specialized vocabulary and communicate clearly about the visual experience through critique discussions.
  • Solve more complex visual and technical problems within a printmaking studio and in relation to the limitations of the media.
  • Identify artists and styles within the history of the field of fine art printmaking.