2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 29, 2022  
2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PRT 306 - Letterpress


This course is an introduction to all things letterpress, including tools, materials, equipment and technique. We will also discuss form and content, current issues in the world of letterpress printing, and develop knowledge of artists using these techniques within their art practice. Over the course of the fifteen weeks students will become proficient at: making a variety of printed pieces, including broadsides, chapbooks, zines, and other printed matter using letterpress printing equipment and tools appropriately and safely basic printing skills; typesetting, use of polymer plates, developing knowledge of the rules of printmaking using a variety of materials (substrates and alternative printing materials) and techniques appropriately, as well as experimenting Finding ways to use these techniques and practices within your own work Working as a team (print partners rule!) the history of letterpress printing and how it is used today, by both artists and master printers (3 Credits)



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