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Office hours E277 T. 12:00-1:00 or by appointment firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a critique-driven class that allows you the freedom to pursue your work with critical feedback. Although you are asked to incorporate print media in some way, your approach may be very open and the readings and discussions will also be expansive.
Although many of you have taken this class before, this semester we will focus on a few things:
1. Practical information for getting prepared for life after school, whether you plan to pursue grad school, exhibiting, setting up your own studio, fellowships/residencies or grants. This includes writing a statement (argh) finding resources and networking with recent grads who are realizing success in the big bad world.
2. The October 13-16, 2010 MAPC conference "New World/Old World" hosted by the University of Minnesota and partnering institution. We will read about and look at works by the artists we will host, consider events, and brainstorm ways to take advantage of and participate actively in this event.
3. Building a vocabulary of critical theory in conjunction with our creative work (this also relates to #1).
4. The Revolution.
5. My secret wish is that someone will start a cool youth studio like Sputnik press in Chicago or Space 1026 in Philadelphia. Just thought I would put that out there. (This relatesto #4).
Readings will include the classic by Walter Benjamin: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, as well as recent texts relating to conference speakers, The Revolution and other related topics. Most readings will be on electronic reserve or online. Technical demos will be based on feedback/requests and the beginning of the semester will focus on technical processes, with more freedom towards the second half of the semester.
You are asked to take a risk with your work, push yourself to gain technical proficiency and give critical feedback to your fellow students. You are also required to research contemporary artists and give a presentation in class.
The goal of this class is to prepare you to be an artist by developing your technical and intellectual skills. You will develop an awareness of the contemporary applications of printmaking and the current discussions that surround this unique art form. The goal of this class is to prepare you to be an artist or go to graduate school. You are absolutely expected to be self-motivated in this class! No exceptions.
We will begin this class by getting a sense of each artist and their goals: Bring jpegs or live work to show us- 2 or 3 pieces- and be ready to discuss why these are your strongest works and why/how you work with print media. You should also be ready to discuss goals/desires you have for this semester of work and your future.
A mid-term and final portfolio.
Active engagement in class discussions and critiques.
Respect in the studio for your fellow students and materials. Ask any and all questions and be sure to set an example for the beginning and intermediate students.
You are also required to submit work to one competitive show or portfolio exchange.
Please also engage actively in your community; attend exhibit openings, give us hot tips on shows or competitions, bring in any relevant articles/images, etc.
You are strongly encouraged to attend Philagrafika and The Southern Graphics Conference in Philadelphia, March 24 - 27, 2010
Two upcoming events:
Select Impressions Highpoint January 29th 6:30-9:00
Alumni screenprinter Tonja Torgerson solo show Sick at XY and Z gallery (new space!)
January 22nd 7-11 p.m.
Today: Introductions, MAPC and SGC print conferences and Philagrafika, drawer assignments, studio tour, etc.
"Subversive Multiples: A Conversation Between Contemporary Printmakers" by Merideth Stern from "Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority" by Josh MacPhee and Erik Reuland
Check out Josh MacPhee links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_MacPhee
Thursday: Share work and discuss goals. Please also look more closely at artists and texts on Philagrafika website in order to discuss work in the context of the article and this event.
Tuesday: More sharing.
Which print classes have you taken and with what instructors?
Please circle the processes you are familiar with:
Plate Lithography Etching Polyester plates
Stone Lithography Polymer or Solar plates Softground drawing
Combining digital with manual Chine colle
Laser cutter as a making tool for relief/intaglio
What techniques do you want to learn more about specifically?
Have you written an artist statement?
Do you plan to go to graduate school for art/printmaking?
Something cool you saw related to art/printmaking lately: