Printmaking I

Course Details

Course Number: 2153  Section Number: 201

Fall 2013

Location: Fain Fine Arts Center

Classroom Number: C105

Days & Times:

Beginning Printmaking I -2153                                      

MW 9:00am-11:50pm

Syllabus

Fall 2013

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Catherine Prose, Associate Professor of Art/Gallery Director

940-397-4304

catherine.prose@mwsu.edu

Office hours:  Room C105A  W 9-2:00pm by appointment. You can contact me for special meeting times.

 

BUILDING HOURS:

(students have access using your student ID on door facing soccer field)

Monday-Friday 7am-9:30pm

Saturday 7am-4:30pm

Sunday CLOSED



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Course Objectives

CATALOGUE COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Introduction to printmaking. Beginning instruction in one of the following printmaking media: intaglio, dealing with etching, aquatint, softground and relief printing methods applicable to the intaglio process; lithography, dealing with non-toxic materials, stone and metalplate printing; and screen process printing (serigraphy) dealing with photo-methods; unique prints; monoprint processes

OBJECTIVE:
In this course students will:
1. Develop a working knowledge of printmaking tools and equipment as it pertains to proper use, maintenance and safety precaution.
2. Acquire a working knowledge and understanding of printmaking media as a learning and creative process.
3. Study the history of printmaking and its connection to contemporary approaches to making art.
4. Demonstrate and be familiar with basic techniques, elements and principles of printmaking processes in the areas of monoprint/monotypes, drypoint (intaglio), and relief (linocut).


Course Expectations

  

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Attendance 20%
  2. Shop Notebook- documentation of the development of ideas (images) and record of processes for each print. 10%
  3. Final Portfolio- consisting of the following:

            1 monoprint monochromatic 10%

            1 monoprint three color process 10%

            2 editions of 5 drypoint prints (black and white) 10% each

            1 edition of 5 relief prints (linocut-black and white) 10%

            1 edition of 5 ‘your choice’ prints 10%

            Two prints which are mounted, matted 10%


Grading Standards

GRADING SCALE AND EVALUATION EXPLANATION:
Midterm and Final Grading Scale: A=90 to 100, B= 80 to 89, C= 70 to 79, D= 60 to 69, F= below 60

Project Grading Scale: A=9 to 10, B= 7 to 8, C= 4 to 6, D= 2 to 3, F= 0-1
Evaluation Explanation:
A= Superior work. Excellent development in skill, exploration and expression.
B= Above average development in skill; exploration and expression.
C= Average work. Meeting the assignment requirements. Recommend greater need for study in academic comprehension and technical skills.
D= Below average performance. Requires greater study to improve academic understanding, perceptual and technical skills.
F= Performance indicates little or no progress in academic understanding, perceptual and technical skills. Quality of work not on level of necessary time and study. Showing little willingness or effort to improve skills.

PROJECTS:
All work is expected to be completed and ready for presentation at the assigned date. It is EXTREMELY important to stay up to date with assignments and projects.
> Late work is unacceptable. Every effort must be made to turn projects in on time.
> YOU are responsible for finding out what work was missed during your absence, and turning in work missed due to an absence. I will not remind you that a project was due during your absence.
> IF you are absent on a project due date, and IF you are within the three
allowable unexcused absences, work is DUE at the beginning of the next class period attended.

CRITIQUES:
Class critiques are intended to help evaluate the strengths and weaknesses within each project by practicing new vocabulary and design concepts presented in class. They will take place on a regular basis and are designed to encourage the development of your technical and conceptual skills. Your participation and the expression of ideas and opinions in critiques are a major part of this course. Missing critique is equivalent to missing an exam and will be penalized via 5% attendance grade reduction.


Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

PROJECTS:

All work is expected to be completed and ready for presentation at the assigned date. It is EXTREMELY important to stay up to date with assignments and projects.

            >          Late work is unacceptable. Every effort must be made to turn projects in                on time.

            >          YOU are responsible for finding out what work was missed during your                              absence, and turning in work missed due to an absence. I will not remind                                you that a project was due during your absence.

            >          IF you are absent on a project due date, and IF you are within the three         

                        allowable unexcused absences, work is DUE at the beginning of the                                   next class period attended.

 

CRITIQUES:

Class critiques are intended to help evaluate the strengths and weaknesses within each project by practicing new vocabulary and design concepts presented in class. They will take place on a regular basis and are designed to encourage the development of your technical and conceptual skills. Your participation and the expression of ideas and opinions in critiques are a major part of this course. Missing critique is equivalent to missing an exam and will be penalized via 5% attendance grade reduction.

 


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

CLASS ATTENDANCE:
Attendance and attitude are influencing factors. You should come to class prepared to work. Attendance is required for the entire class period. Excused absences are those which involve a documented health problem, family emergency, official university function, or religious holiday. Incompletes for the course will only be considered in extreme cases of personal injury or family emergencies.
You are allowed only 3 absences! After 3 absences you run the risk of being penalized via 5% attendance grade reduction.
 


Other Policies

STUDIO ACCESS:
The print studio is available for your use whenever scheduled classes are not in session. The studio, supply cabinet and other materials are accessible via room and lock codes that will be provided. Please keep this information limited to only other students enrolled in the course.
IF YOU ARE IN THE BUILDING AFTER HOURS, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOUR STUDENT ID AND PROOF OF ENROLLMENT IN CLASS IF AN OFFICER ASKS FOR IT. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM AND NEED ASSISTANCE, CALL THE CAMPUS POLICE AT EXT. 4239.
MAINTENANCE OF STUDIO: General studio clean up will be the last 15 minutes of each class session. Students will maintain discipline in studio safety precautions, maintenance and up keep throughout the semester. The instructor will drop those students not willing to take active part in those goals.

TEXT:
John Ross, The Complete Printmaker, ISBN # 0-02-927372-2, The Free Press
Donald Saff/Deli Sacilotto, Printmaking: History and Process, ISBN # 0-03-085663-9, Capital City Press

HEALTH AND SAFETY:
Department of Art will endeavor to comply with the intent of state laws or acts and the University Health and Safety Program in an effort to maintain a safe academic and working environment.

ACADEMIC HONESTY:
It is very important that submitted work, to be graded, be representative of your own design and execution. These standards, at the minimum, require that you never present the work of others as your own. Misrepresentation can result with a course grade of "F" given for cheating.

CLASSROOM CIVILITY:
All students will be expected to act in a manner consistent with the academic goals
of the course; that is, any behavior detrimental to the learning experience of the group will not be tolerated. All electronic devices must be turned off before entering the classroom. Cell phone or beeper disruptions will not be tolerated and will result in immediate dismissal from class.

STUDENTS WITH A DISABLING CONDITION:
Any student who, because of a disabling condition, may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible so that the necessary accommodations can be made.

  • Students will be assigned reading assignments. These are required assignments and will be taken in account when averaging your attendance grade. This semesters reading: “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” written in 1936 by Walter Benjamin, German 1892-1940.
  • If work is left in the studio longer than one (1) month after the end of the semester, the department has the right to dispose of or use the unclaimed work. If the student, upon due notification, does not claim his work after a three month period, the department will have the right of disposal.
  • Students enrolled in Print III-3153, Print IV-4143 or Print V-4153 must have prior experience in monoprint, drypoint, relief and solar plate before they can advance to the media of screenprinting or lithography unless the student has the consent of the professor.
  • Students are required to attend all gallery openings and other visiting artist events. If the student is unable to attend they will be required to write a 3 page paper on a subject assigned by the professor.

 

GALLERY REQUIRMENT SPRING 2013 (revised)

  • Students enrolled in studio or art history courses must attend every gallery opening.
  • See exceptions for Spring 2013 below.
  • At every gallery opening, the student will receive a comment sheet.
  • During each opening, the student must fill out and submit the comment sheet.
  • If the student cannot attend the gallery opening, they must meet following requirements:   
    1. The student must write a paper on the artist exhibited in the Juanita Harvey gallery.
    2. The paper should emphasize the student’s reaction to the work.
    3. The paper must be formatted in Times New Roman, 12pt font, and be double-spaced.
    4. The paper must consist of 500 words.
    5. The paper must be submitted to the art office one week after the exhibition opening.
    6. If the exhibition extends past the final class day of the semester, the paper will be due one week before the final class day of the semester.
  • If a student does not attend the show nor submit a paper, their final grade will be dropped 3.3% per gallery opening.
  • If a student misses all of the gallery openings and does not write a paper for each required exhibition, the student’s final grade will be dropped by 10%.

 

THE REQUIRED EXHIBITIONS FOR SPRING 2013 ARE LISTED BELOW.

Don Ray McKinney, January 18, 6-8 pm, Juanita Harvey Art Gallery

Take Me to the River, February 15, Time TBA, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University

Jennifer Yucus and Jorge Montero, March 8, 6-8 pm, Juanita Harvey Art Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.