Fall 2018 Course Schedule 
Spring 2019 Course Schedule

 

    Code
    Course
    Credits
    PR 100

    Intro to Printmaking Techniques 

    This studio course is an introduction to a variety of printmaking processes including calligraphy, Xerox lithography, and dry point. The class focuses on learning basic printmaking techniques and developing elements of design and concept. Students will investigate the complex and varied roles of printed art in terms of technique, concept, format and function. Class assignments utilize the inherent characteristics of printed art forms; repetition, permutation, appropriation, and public accessibility, as a means to expand formal and material language, develop personal imagery, and experience new studio processes. Students will gain familiarity with safe and professional printmaking practices and develop a language for printmaking critique.

    Prerequisites : None

    3 credits
    PR 204

    Topics in Print: Transformative Prints

    The medium of print is part of our everyday lives in ways both profound and subtle and can be underappreciated in it's ubiquity. Used in clothing, shelter and even on the body, prints can take any form, structured or fluid, and adapt to reveal, enhance, camouflage, obscure and more. In this course we will explore how to wield and exploit various styles of printmaking from screen printing, collagraph, relief prints and more to explore printmaking beyond the 2D plane; as sculptural objects, book forms, wearables, adornment and more. To accomplish this, students will learn various technical skills such as alternative print surface options, basic 2D to 3D pattern development, armature design, basic hand and machine sewing, and a range of alternative and glue-based fastening systems.

    Prerequisites : One printmaking elective and FN 101.

    3 credits
    PR 208

    Juxtaposition, Sequence and Seriality

    Combine old and new printmaking technologies to explore how found and created images, marks and text interrelate and forward (or thwart) intended meanings through juxtaposition, layering, repetition and variation. Students will create sequential prints that utilize different stages of the same matrix, as with reductive woodcut. Making series and sets of prints using screen, relief and letterpress printing, students will also employ additional techniques of their own volition. Beginning with an intensive exercise to develop a series of ideas and images, students will begin or continue to develop a visual vocabulary, amassing a collection of images that inform their work throughout the semester. Students will consider audience and how display influences reception of serial and sequential work.

    Prerequisites : At least one printmaking elective and FN 101.

    3 credits
    PR 301

    Printmaking Majors Studio 

    The emphasis of this course is on the development and enhancement of your studio practice and the production of a cohesive body of work. The primary focus will be on your work, looking specifically at how you articulate your ideas, the quality and quantity of your work and your contextualization of what you make. Student work is refined through a rigorous critique process and individual studio meetings with faculty. Moving through a range of assignments and projects, students build skills and acquire the knowledge to critically position their work within the larger historical and conceptual framework that defines print. Studio assignments, readings, topical seminars, writing assignments, research presentations, digitechs, critique, visiting artist workshops and special projects present students with new ideas and ways of making. Students will increase their communication and critical thinking skills through critiques, studio visits and artists talks, where you will present your work and the broader ideas surrounding it.

    Prerequisites : (2) PR 100 or 200 level classes in the first 2 years

    Additional Notes : Major requirement: 6 credits/semester; 12 hours/week.

    3 credits
    PR 401

    Printmaking Majors Studio

    The emphasis of this course is on the development and enhancement of your studio practice and the production of a cohesive body of work. The primary focus will be on your work, looking specifically at how you articulate your ideas, the quality and quantity of your work and your contextualization of what you make. Student work is refined through a rigorous critique process and individual studio meetings with faculty. Moving through a range of assignments and projects, students build skills and acquire the knowledge to critically position their work within the larger historical and conceptual framework that defines print. Studio assignments, readings, topical seminars, writing assignments, research presentations, digitechs, critique, visiting artist workshops and special projects present students with new ideas and ways of making. Students will increase their communication and critical thinking skills through critiques, studio visits and artists talks, where you will present your work and the broader ideas surrounding it.

    Prerequisites : PR 301 and PR 302 

    Additional Notes : Major requirement: 3 credit, 6 hours per week or 6 credit option, 12 hours/week.

    6 credits
    SEM 451

    Professional Studio (Craft, Fine Arts, Digital Media, Illustration and Design)

    This one-semester course is designed to deliver professional development information to seniors through presentations and lectures pertinent to artists and designers. Topics from how to establish a studio/community to various ways of working with individuals and the public; to making a professional identity package and finances plus many more will be explored. In addition to lectures and tutorials, there may also be field trips connected to appropriate topics, as well as visiting artists and professionals such as a CPA and Maine Arts Commission. Class projects are designed to offer specific experiences and skills pertinent to the student’s professional development. Sections will be split to focus on area-specific professional information and assignments.

    Prerequisites : Must be majoring

    3 credits