Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 22, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

ART 260 - Printmaking II

Description: Basic techniques of etching, aquatint, and softground processes. Use of engraving, etching tools and roulettes for hand-texturing techniques. Single plate color techniques. Application of design principles.

Prerequisites: ART 160  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 1
Lab: 5

Course Content:
  1. Plate preparation

a. Edge beveling experience
b. Cleaning of plate

  1. Projects

a. Drypoint and engraving
b. Basic line etch

1. Edition of at least five

c. Aquatint

1. Line/value study

d. Soft ground and sugarlift

1. Texturing processes

e. Combination plate

1. Choice of techniques by the student
2. May include a split-plate combination

  1. Inking

a. Consistent inking and wiping procedures
b. Combinations of blocks
c. Color inking

1. Poupee color inking used in at least one edition
2. Color proofing before final inking choices
3. Signing of color proofs

  1. Tools and processes

a. Scraper
b. Burnisher
c. Roulettes

  1. Registration

a. Acetate registration
b. Multiple-plate registration

  1. Presentation

a. Proper signing for artists proof and edition markings
b. Portfolio development

  1. Safety and health hazards
  2. Critique
  3. Formal elements and principles of design
  4. Historical and contemporary art examples

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of intaglio printmaking processes.
  2. Understanding one-plate registration and inking processes.
  3. Display proficiency in different printing effects to be achieved from straight etch, engraving, drypoint and stippling techniques.
  4. Complete small editions with abilities to do consistent inking, wiping, registration and signing properly.
  5. Understand the health hazards and assume individual responsibility for the printmaking lab regarding cleanliness, safety (including ingestion and ventilation), respect for materials and tools.
  6. Identify the formal elements and principles of design.
  7. Analyze the formal elements and principles of design.
  8. Interpret the formal elements and principles of design.
  9. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arats or crafts.
  10. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art.

Required Assessment:
  1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.