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May 12, 2017 by Siobhan Rigg (srigg)
CPR 6361 : The Wood Block Print: Traditional and Contemporary
Fri, 12 May 2017 08:04:33 GMT
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:58:17 GMT
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Corcoran Printmaking (CPR)
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
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The Wood Block Print: Traditional and Contemporary
Short Course Title
The Wood Block Print
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Contemporary practice in art has over the years attached a special interest in the unique and expressive visual qualities of the woodcut. Its appeal is both as a stand alone print medium as well as one that can be combined with screenprinting, painting, sculpture and photography in multimedia projects. In this class, traditional methods of wood block printing will be taught as well as techniques that include reductive color printing from single blocks and works that incorporate the inclusion of other media enabling the student to create unique as well as multiple prints and objects.Anselm Kiefer and Christiane Baumgartner, both known for their large scale woodcuts are a few the artists working today who have mined the potential of this medium in their work. Their woodcuts along with other contemporaries artists working in this medium will be introduced in this class.
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. Understand 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. Apply an understanding of the contemporary context in which their work exists and the historical traditions of woodcut practice to independent print works as well as in written artist and project statements.
7. Utilize increased technical and historical understanding to practice experimentation in the medium.
8. Construct a self-assessment of one’s own artwork over the course of the semester.
9. Gain the confidence to use woodcut printmaking techniques in combination with other contemporary art mediums in and outside that of printmaking
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CPR 6361 Woodcut Example Syllabus - GPAC.docx
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No substantive change - added learning outcomes and syllabus in concert with updates to the undergraduate course record.
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