Festival of Scholars

An annual celebration of research, scholarship, and creativity

April 27 - May 1, 2015

Thingamajig: A Printmaking Exploration

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Overton Hall
Description: The advanced printmaking course focused on the methods, materials, and histories of Intaglio, relief, and Monotype printing. The students visited the basic principles of the wood cut, solar plate intaglio, monotype viscosity, and image on. They produced several series of prints and acquired a keen eye for the process of pulling a final print. After furthering their basic knowledge of these processes they were able to explore ideas that pushed the boundaries of printing. They experimented with themes, ideas, and colors that allowed their creativity to show through. This course allowed for the students to demonstrate their improved drawing and composition skills. They were able to expand their understanding and awareness in the human condition in all of its diversity and artistic expression through the process of printmaking.

« Go back to the Schedule of Events

Student Abstracts at this Session

Caleb Ghione
and Caleb Ghione, Megan Marlow, Kari Ayres, Amanda Power, Kaitlyn Horpedahl, Laura Skinner, Livia Bowman

Faculty Mentor:
Kristi Colell
Thingamajig: A Printmaking Exploration

Very few people know about the style of art known as printmaking. Famous artists like Durrer, Rembrandt, and Hokusai were known for their exquisitte prints. Printmaking includes various advanced techniques such as solar plate, copper plate (ferrochloride acid), woodblock, lino block, and coligraph printing which are only a few of the many techniques covered in this class. In this class we explore the different techniques and are able to master, as well as be inspired by, the different artists around the world. The prints that resulted from these experiments produced different emotions and mindsets of each student.