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Viewing: CPR 3361 : The Wood Block Print: Traditional and Contemporary

Last approved: Tue, 09 May 2017 08:04:14 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 05 May 2017 15:38:46 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
The Wood Block Print: Traditional and Contemporary
The Wood Block Print
Fall 2017
Course Type
Studio Course
Default Grading Method
Letter Grade




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Traditional and contemporary methods of wood block printing; techniques for incorporating wood block and other media in the creation of individual and multiple prints and objects; uses of woodblock printing in historical contexts and in contemporary art.
Learning objectives that relate to G-PAC assessment:
At the end of this course students should be able to:

1. Analyze and make use of technical aspects of woodblock printing to their own work.
2. Create a body of prints grounded in the historical knowledge of woodcut techniques and tradition.
3. Practice proper use of relief printing techniques for both Vandercook and etching presses.
4. Identify, analyze and evaluate historical contributions to the woodcut printmaking field based upon the viewing and research of woodcut museum items during site visit to the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress and outside research.
5. Apply historical research to an independently developed final project of an edition of technically proficient 4-color reduction prints.
6. Evaluate their work in the context of the contemporary field of printmaking as well as within the historical traditions of woodcut practice. Apply this analysis to creative work as well as written artist and project statements.

Learning objectives (additional):

At the end of this course students should be able to:

1. Utilize increased technical and historical understanding to practice experimentation in the medium.
2. Construct a self-assessment of one’s own artwork over the course of the semester.
3. Gain the confidence to use woodcut printmaking techniques in combination with other contemporary art mediums in and outside that of printmaking

Course Attribute
CCAS: Arts
Learning outcomes edited for use of the word "understanding" in response to GPAC review.

Course description shortened to meet GW bulletin requirements.
candaceg (Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:15:37 GMT): Rollback: please see attached (3361) for feedback from the GPAC committee.
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