Printmaking I



I.            A211 Printmaking I, 3 s.h.; Location: Elliott Hall; Time: TTH 1-2:15

II.            Term/Year: Fall ’11; Instructor: Julie K. Jack; Office location: Elliott Hall, 301;            Phone #: x5307; Office Hours: MWF 12-2; E-Mail:  Website:

III.            Course Description:  An introduction to the printmaking process with emphasis on relief printing techniques.  Prerequisites: none.

IV.            Course Goals and Objectives/Competencies/Skills: The student will be exposed to a variety of print methods and will view the work of influential printmakers.  The student will gain a working knowledge of the relief printing process.

V.            Course Relationship to Major Program, Departmental, and Institutional Purpose:  This course is provided in order to prepare students for an art minor, individualized major, or for a fine art elective course.

VI.            College-wide Learning Outcomes: The student will use effectively the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.  The student will recognize issues that effect social/political behavior in their historical and cultural perspective.  The student will appreciate the contributions of the arts and literature to life enrichment. 

VII.            Text: No text, but students will be REQUIRED to purchase a kit from the campus bookstore.

VIII.            Topics or Units of Instruction: Mono-prints, wood-block transfer, lino-block prints, xerox transfer, photo-montage

IX.            Additional Readings: Optional: Saff & Sacilotto, Printmaking: History and Process,; Coppel, Stephen, American Prints from Hopper to Pollock; Takeda & Roberts Japanese Fishing Coats from Awaji Island; Stevenson, John, Japanese Kite Prints

X.            Methods of Instruction and Modes of Learning: Weekly demonstrations of processes, work in and out of class, two critiques

XI.            Course Requirements and Means of Evaluation:  Four main criteria will be addressed when grading prints at mid-term and at the final critique.  They are as follows:  time spent, artistic growth/craftsmanship, understanding of concepts, follow directions.  Attendance is vital and mandatory.  Students will reduce their grade by one letter with each unexcused absence.  Therefore, four unexcused absences result in automatic failure of the course. Students will need to keep talking to a minimum during studio time.  Likewise, cell phones should be turned off while in class.  They will be confiscated during the class if found texting.

XII.            Clinical/Lab/Field-Based Experiences:  Students will receive credit for attending gallery openings, museums, or other approved experience. In case of spill or accident, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are located in the art library on the third floor of Elliott Hall in a black binder titled “MSDS”.  If any additional toxic or potentially hazardous materials are brought into the art studio, students must look product up online, print out a MSDS and place in binder described above.

XIII.            Addendum: Schedule

XIV.            Assessment Measures for College-Wide Learning Outcomes:

Learner Outcome



1.  Use effectively the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.


Reading:  Students will read the, handouts and assignments

Speaking:  Students will participate in class discussions and critiques.

Listening: Students will attend class, participate in discussion of the lecture topics and exercises, and follow verbal instructions regarding homework, and other assignments.

5% of each student’s grade is based on participation in class discussion of current reading topics and of solutions to previously worked problems.

2. Recognize issues that effect social/political behavior in their historical and cultural perspective 

Social, political, historical, cultural perspectives: Students will become aware that these perspectives are integral to art.  Printmakers addressing these issued will be studied

The students will have the opportunity to incorporate these issues in Printmaking I assignments.  Critiques would be the venue for articulating these ideas.

3. Appreciate the contributions of the arts and literature to life enrichment

Appreciation:  Students will see the work of other printmakers who have enriched the lives or others and themselves by viewing live work as well internet sources such as artstor.


Students have the opportunity to make up unexcused absences by attending an art opening or exhibit. 




Matrix of Relevant Qualifications vs. Course Outcomes



Courses Taught


Expected Course Outcomes


The Student will:

Relevant Qualifications

Coursework in Masters

Coursework in Doctorate



Work Experience

A 211 Printmaking I

  • Learn basic relief printing techniques

TA in Printmaking, SAIC

Grad Survey: Modern and Post Modern Art History



Have continued to create prints throughout my career.

Have exhibited my prints.

  • Gain a working knowledge of influential printmaker’s works.

Studio time in Printmaking

Grad Projects: Printmaking I, II


Grad Seminar: Theories of Representation




Invited an artist who made solar prints to come to campus and present a demo.

Taught Printmaking at TWC for 10 + years and at Judson College for 2 years

  • Gain skill in repetitive action

History and Philosophy of Education



Attended Printmaking workshops




Mission Statement: In keeping with the spirit of the liberal arts, Tennessee Wesleyan College seeks within the framework of the Judeo-Christian tradition to provide for students the highest quality educational experience, to promote personal responsibility, integrity, and purpose, and to prepare students for a life of leadership and service in an ever changing global community.


Honor Code:  Students will need to write “pledged” on all assignments turned in for grading, indicating compliance with the code as follows: “I pledge, on my honor, to conduct myself with the foremost level of academic integrity”

XV.            Date of Preparation/Revision: 7/21/11 By: Julie K. Jack

A 211 Printmaking I Schedule Fall ‘11

August             Thur             Intro, Syllabus

                                                            Tues             Assignment #1 Mono-prints



September            Tues


                                                            Tues             wood-block transfer



                                                            Thur             photo-montage





October            Thur             xerox transfer onto block

                                                            Tues             Mid-Term Critique

                                                            Thur             Fall Break


                                                            Thur             Homecoming exhibit




                                                            Thur             lino block prints


November            Tues


                                                            Tues             Ruthie technique


                                                            Tues             combination prints





December            Tues             Final Critique

                                                            Thur            Crit. Continued + Studio Clean up