Sketchbook Transformation



I.            A 308 Sketchbook Transformation, 3 s.h.; Location: Elliott Hall; Time: TTH 1-2:15

II.            Term/Year: Spring ‘11; Instructor: Julie K. Jack; Office location: Elliott Hall, 301            Phone #: x5307; Office Hours: W,F 12-1; TTH 11-1 e-mail:

III.            Course Description:  An examination of the bookmaking, printmaking, drawing processes with emphasis on transforming books into ideas for future art works or as existing artworks. 

IV.            Course Goals and Objectives/Competencies/Skills: The student will be exposed to a variety of methods and will view the work of influential artists for inspiration.  The student will gain a working knowledge of creating, preparing and maintaining a personalized sketchbook. 

V.            Course Relationship to Major Program, Departmental, and Institutional Purpose:  This course is provided in order to supplement an 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: None.  Students will need to purchase art supplies instead.

VIII.            Topics or Units of Instruction: stencil, photo-montage, photo transfer, basic bookmaking techniques, basic drawing techniques, and instruction on existing book transformation.

IX.            Additional Readings: Optional       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. 

XII.            Clinical/Lab/Field-Based Experiences:  Students will receive credit for attending gallery openings, museums, or other approved experience.

XIII.            Addendum: Honor Code, Mission Statement, Matrix of Relevant Qualifications

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.  Artists 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 artists 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. 


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”

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.

XV.            Date of Preparation/Revision: 12/17/10 By: Julie K. Jack

Matrix of Relevant Qualifications vs. Course Outcomes


Courses Taught


Expected Course Outcomes


The Student will:

Relevant Qualifications

Coursework in Masters


Work Experience



A 101 Drawing I


A 308 Sketchbook Transformation


A 211 Printmaking I


A 212 Printmaking II

The student will:


- view the work of influential artists for inspiration. 


- gain a working knowledge of creating, preparing and maintaining a personalized sketchbook. 


-learn basic drawing, printing and papermaking techniques




TA in Printmaking, SAIC


Art Education: History and Philosophy of Education


Art History: Graduate Survey of Modern and Post-Modern Art


Grad Projects: Fiber, Printmaking, Sculpture


Studio time in Printmaking


Grad Seminars:

Environments and Installation, Theories of Representation


Have continued to create mixed media art throughout my career.


Gallery internship at Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL


“Making Personal Art” course taught by Hazel Belvo, Minneapolis College of Art and Design


Attended lecture by Dr. Charles Falco, Professor of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, titled “Art, Optics and Human Vision”


Attended the

“Adobe Creative Suite Conference”Miami, FL



SECAC/MACAA, Richmond, VA Panel entitled “Paint Plus”:  Paper Presenter “Saints Through a Kitsch Lens” and Workshop Presenter “Shine On” 2010


Have created and exhibited my artwork for 20 + years


Taught at TWC for 15 + years and at Judson College for 2 years