Printmaking CurriculumPrintmaking is a class designed to introduce students to several different ways of printmaking as well as heighten their knowledge and ability in design. The students will learn Collagraph, Linoleum Block, Dry Point Intaglio, Mono Type, and Screen Printing. Pretest! 1. Students will fill out a survey letting me know how much knowledge they have in printmaking and what got them interested in taking the class. We will go over the elements and principals of design, and discuss what a dynamic composition is. Lastly we will go over some of the historical highlights of printmaking. 2. Collagraph and ArchitectureCollagraph is a type of printmaking where students will be using an additive processes. I will show them a PowerPoint to get them inspired and introduce new vocabulary.The students will be required to pick some form of architecture from history that excites them.They will then print out an image of this structure and use it as a template for theirpiece. Students will use a piece of cardboard for their plate and glue on materials (rice, beans, pasta, cardboard, beads, string, and any other solid found object).After students have all of their objects glued down they will spray their piece with varnish to seal it. Now the pieces are ready to be inked and printed. I will discuss proper application of ink and use of the press. Students will properly number sign and title their print. 2. Relief/ Linoleum Block Printing Relief printmaking is a form of subtractive printmaking. Students will use a gouge to cut away negative space to create a self-portrait image. We will discuss what an edition is. Students will chose an existing photo of themselves or take one which has visual interest and a dynamic composition. No front and center cheese. We will upload the photo to Photo Shop and make the photo black and white with extreme contrast. Students will print the picture and prepare it for transfer by shading pencil on the back of the image. The image will then be taped on the linoleum and traced so the image transfers. Students will color in with sharpie the parts they will not cut out.Students will then gouge out the negative space and ink their block with a brayer.oWe will be looking for Light areas, dark areas and textured areas. Once the block is inked they will rub the paper so the image transfers. 3. Reductive Relief/ Linoleum BlockThis is a processes of printmaking where you are able to use the same linoleum block andcreate an image with layering multiple colors. In this unit we will discuss color and how
layering color will affect other colors. Students will create an image inspired by the natural world. (Close up of insect, landscape, water, etc. )Students will transfer their image onto the linoleum.