Revamp your curriculum to include printmaking history and techniques with students of all ages—without the advanced equipment.
Art teachers often overlook printmaking due to a lack of equipment, resources, space, and flexibility. This course breaks down printmaking history and processes. Learn to confidently and safely incorporate techniques such as monoprinting, relief printmaking, collagraphs, screen printing, and more. Use these techniques with students of all ages without advanced equipment. Create practical tools for your classroom, evaluate classroom organization, and learn how to break down printmaking for students to revamp your curriculum.
Utilize concept, process, instructional best practice, and printmaking techniques to create authentic artworks.
Investigate contemporary and historical perspectives related to printmaking.
Create resources, tools, and hands-on printmaking examples to use directly in the classroom.
History and Processes
We begin by examining the basics of printmaking, from key terms and practices we will use throughout this course to the history of printmaking and how to get your students as excited about this media as you are!
Begin exploring the world of printmaking through the fundamentals of monoprinting. Research and identify the characteristics of various techniques, choose one, and get hands-on experience.
Document and reflect on your process by creating a process board presentation.
Carve deep into the relief printing process through inspirational artists, various techniques, and experimenting on your own.
Choose from several relief printing approaches. Then, design, print, and document your process in a process board presentation.
Collagraphs & Screen Printing
Identify the creative printmaking potential of found objects through the process of collagraphy and simple tricks for screen printing. Problem-solve with budget-friendly solutions for collagraph and screen printing by creating pallets, screens, and personal prints documented in a process board presentation.
Repeat Patterns & Alternative Methods
Step outside the box by experimenting with alternative printmaking methods and repeating patterns.
Document and present your exploratory process through a process board.
Management & Organization
Investigate classroom management strategies for printmaking and identify which will work best for you.
Design student-facing organizational tools to communicate routines and redesign your current teaching space for the ultimate in printmaking success.
Analyze the role of reflection within the creative process.
Further investigate one printmaking technique through exploration, research, and an opportunity to reflect.
Reflect upon your journey throughout this course, completing the artistic cycle and bringing process and presentation together.
Design a plan for exhibiting works of art to share with others.
A sample assignment from Week 2 of the class Studio: Printmaking.
Explore resources, including ways to try monoprinting in the classroom, video demonstrations, and historic inspirational processes of artists and their printmaking practices.
Research monoprint examples through a variety of resources. What questions do the monoprints you have discovered raise for you? Post an image of a monoprint you find particularly intriguing, analyze the technique or use of materials, and share your thoughts. Credit your sources.
3. Practical, Hands-on Application
Choose two distinctly different monoprinting techniques to explore from this week's resources. Take pictures of your process from beginning to end and include annotations, reflections, and connections to course resources for your process board presentation.
"I wouldn't change a thing about Studio: Printmaking. Great course and wonderful instructor! This is the best program. I am excited to be a part of it."
Lauren G., FL
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Course content was relevant and current.
Instructor was knowledgeable and provided value-added contributions.
I achieved the goals I set at the beginning of the course.
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