Etching

Undergraduate

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Credits
  • ARTS(E)231 Beginning Etching3

    Term: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer

    Prerequisites: Beginning Drawing or equivalent

    This introduction to intaglio printmaking provides a solid foundation in the basic techniques of monoprint, dry point, soft ground, line etching, and aquatint. The distinctive qualities of these techniques, as well as the ways in which they may be combined, are explored. Professional practice in proofing and printing is emphasized. Intaglio printmaking is presented not only as a reproductive process, but also as a medium of tremendous expressive potential in its own right. The connection between etching and other media (drawing, painting, sculpture) is also examined. Students are expected to make use of the Uffizi Museum’s print archive, SACI’s collection of student and faculty work, and relevant reference works in the SACI library.

    (See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

    Syllabus & Faculty

  • ARTS(E)333 Intermediate Etching3

    Term: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer

    Prerequisites: Beginning Etching

    While continuing to master the technical processes of etching, students are encouraged to develop personal content and imagery. Techniques such as monotype and collograph are utilized to begin investigating chosen subject matter before moving on to more time-intensive processes. The reciprocal relationship among vision, content, and technique is emphasized as an essential criterion for the student’s creative process. Ongoing demonstrations expose students to further technical possibilities, including multiple-plate color etching and the use of unconventional processes.

    (See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

    Syllabus & Faculty

  • ARTS(E)435 Advanced Etching3

    Term: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer

    Prerequisites: Intermediate Etching

    During the first week of class, each student presents slides or photos of previous work so that the student can plan with the instructor a course of study for the term. Group and individual critiques are an intrinsic part of this course. At the end of the term, students are required to present a portfolio with state proofs, editioned prints, and work demonstrating proficiency in a variety of techniques, including color etching procedures.

    (See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

    Syllabus & Faculty

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