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Last approved: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:06:35 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 03:05:17 GMT

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
Letterpress From the 1400's to the Digital Age
Letterpress 1400s-Digital Age
Spring 2017
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Studio Course
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Kerry McAleer-Keeler
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Introduction to traditional letterpress applications and contemporary digital and relief printing trends; typesetting; presswork, inking, editioning, and Vandercook press operation; black and white relief printing, reduction printing; and experimental collagraph techniques.
1. Understand the workings of the Vandercook press and will be able to operate it confidently and with precision.
2. Possess an emerging mastery of technical craftsmanship.
3. Negotiate the interaction between type and image with increasing sophistication.
4. Have an understanding of and confidence to play with the constraints of the medium by preparing students to be instrumental participants and contributors in current and future progressions within the print and book arts field.
5. Increase the imaginary capacity for new possibilities within the letterpress medium.
6. Encourage self-awareness as an artist through self-assessment of one’s own work over the course of the semester.
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9/1/16 - Title changed to Letterpress at Gina's request...letter 1 is removed. Everything else is the same. - Siobhan

This is a request for an undergraduate number for CBK 6110 Letterpress 1, which served the masters program Art of the Book. While admission to this program is on hold, we would like to make this course available to undergraduate BFA students. We would like to run this as an undergrad course in Spring 2017.
gharris (Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:54:33 GMT): Rollback: This is being proposed as "I" without there being a "II." You can submit II at the same time, or delete "I" for now.
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