Printmaking - Syllabus

  • Course Goals: 

    The goal of this course is to introduce a wide-range of printmaking experiences, aesthetics of the art form and the history of its development. You will work with a variety of materials, tools and techniques. You will learn the unique characteristics of art form and how to use the potentials and limitations of the materials to express your ideas.  You will learn to make connection with the history of the art form and your own ideas by writing, discussing, creating and evaluating.

    NY State Standards for the Arts

    Standard #1 Creating Art

    Standard #2 Knowing and Using Resources

    Standard #3 Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art

    Standard #4 Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts

    Course Grading

    Your grade will be based on the following:

    A. Daily class participation      30%

    B. Artwork/Projects                 50%

    C. Quizzes/Tests/Exams        10%

    D. Homework/Sketchbook      10%

    Class Participation includes:

                Using class time to work on class projects

                Positive active involvement in class discussions and critiques

                Journaling, poetry, in-class worksheets and group activities

                Cleaning-up at the end of each class

                Coming to class with proper supplies and homework

                Attending art shows**

    **Attendance to the Senior Show is mandatory.

    The 2011 Senior Show is Thursday, June 9, 2011 6:00-7:00 pm


    Required Supplies:

    Sketchbook (no smaller than 8 x 11)

    Drawing Pencils (4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B)

    A black sharpie or fine-tip marker

    A folder with pockets

    Smock or old shirt (or use the classroom aprons)

    You are required to bring these supplies with you to class every day. If you are unable to get any of these supplies please see me by the end of the first week.

    Class Expectations:

    Complete all class and homework assignments on time

    Be on-time to class ready to participate

    Use class time wisely

    Be respectful of art materials, use them properly and clean up after yourself

    Work safely in the studio

    Stay seated at all times unless instructed otherwise

    Participate in class room activities and discussions

    Respect all students, adults and yourself


     If you have any question concerning this class, please feel free to talk to me.