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Printmaking Art 1

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PRINTMAKING
process that involves making an image on a plate and printing it onto another surface.
Printmaking:
Plate / Matrix:
surface on which the image to be printed is prepared
Edition:
total number of impressions the artist decides to print, usually numbered & signed
Categories of Printmaking
Relief Printing:
artist creates a composition on a block of material, then cuts away from the material, leaving a raised area that receives the ink.
Your First Assignment:
ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES PRINT
ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES PRINT
+ design a motif that includes 2 elements of art, and 2 principles of design
+ transfer & print your design using scratch foam
+ create an edition by making at least 2 prints from your matrix
An element of pattern, image, or theme. A motif may be repeated in a design or composition, or used only once.
Motif:
When planning your design...
Now let's get
sketching!!
What does it mean to have your work in a gallery?
Why do we put our work in galleries for others to see?
Aethetics- a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty, especially in art
What does the viewer get out of seeing work in a gallery?
What do we look for in art?
Critique Time
Where can we find Printmaking outside of the art classroom?
Now you get to print your own flyer!
Steps:
1. Pick your favorite club on campus

2. Sketch an eye-catching composition

3. Incorporate text
REMEMBER: text must be written backwards

4. Pick one media: Scratch foam, woodcut or linocut

5. Print, Print, Print

Shepard Fairey
Japanese Wood Block Prints
Woodblock printing was popular in Japan during
the 17th through 19th centuries.

Used for printing books and making decorative
images.

Primarily done in the
UKIYO-E
artistic genre; focus on lines and outlines.

The ukiyo-e genre was aimed towards the
prosperous merchant class.

Ukiyo-e means "pictures of the floating world".
* beautiful women
* kabuki actors
* sumo wrestlers
* historic scenes
* folk tales
* travel scenes
* landscapes
* flora
* fauna
Ukiyo-e images were primarily depictions of:
HAIKUS
Traditional haikus consist of 17
ON
or
MORAE
On/morae
are translated as
syllables
Consists of three lines of 5, 7 and 5 on/morae
Usually involves the juxtaposition of two images or ideas
Themes:
nature, spirituality, specific moments
A very short form of Japanese poetry that is traditionally characterized by these qualities:
*There is a common, although relatively recent, perception that the images juxtaposed can be directly observed everyday objects or occurrences.
EXAMPLES OF
TRADITIONAL
HAIKUS
Your
ASSIGNMENT

Dominance & Subordination
*deciding where you want your viewers eye to land first
*dominant elements get more attention - can be done with size or color
Develop a haiku or find an example of a haiku that evokes contemporary American culture.
Design a wood block print that communicates an emotion, mood or experience that relates to contemporary American culture.
Put them together in one work of art.
Reflect on the meaning of your haiku/wood block print and make connections with 17th-19th century haikus/wood block prints.
Lino Cut PRINT WITH AN ACCOMPANYING HAIKU
CONTENT STANDARDS
for 9th to 12th grades
Historical and Cultural Context
+Identify similarities and differences in the purposes of art created in selected cultures.

+Identify and describe trends in the visual arts and discuss how the issues of time, place, and cultural influence are reflected in selected works of art.
STUDENT SAMPLES
VOCAB: shape, line, space, unity, balance, juxtaposition
Block Printing Tutorial
Linocuts: Elaborate Lines
2.0 Creative Expression

Students apply artistic process and skill, using a variety of media to communicate meaning and intent in original works of art.

Skills, Process, Materials, and Tools
2.1 Solve a visual arts problem that involves the effective use of the elements of art and the principles of design.

Communication and Expression Through Original Works of Art
2.6 Create a two dimensional work of art that addresses a social issue.


Elizabeth Catlet (1915-1912)
Her work reflected her deep concern with the African-American experience and the struggle for civil rights
“I learned how you use your art for the service of people, struggling people, to whom only realism is meaningful,”
Project Assignment:
Create a linocut that communicates a feeling or ideas based on issues found in your own community.

In your sketch book: Write 3 issues that concern you or your community. Think what kind of images come to mind when you think of these? (Make 3 sketches for each one)
We will learn about linocuts, artist 2.0 Creative expression VAPA Standardand how to create a 2D work of art that inspires art and action.
What is a Linocut?

Printmaking process similar to the woodcut technique except you'll be using linoleum for the relief surface.
Vocabulary:
Printmaking, relief print, ink, brayer, baren, rubber roller, dominance, subordination, multiples, matrix, linoleum, Speedball lino-cutter, plexi-glass, subtractive,
Elizabeth Catlett

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Looking closely at the image,
how has the artist chosen
to represent the figures?
How is the artist using line, space and unity to tell a story?
Class discussion:
What issues affect our school or community?

How can we advocate for the awareness of these issues?

Art to raise social consciousness!!!
Finally, you'll choose one of your drawings and trace it on the linolium block.

You'll cut the linoleum using a gouge.

You'll have 3 days to work on your linocuts including PRINTING!
YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR WORK ON TIME!

Your work must:
-Represent a social issue
-Show elements of art: Line and Space
-Principles of design:

Worksheet, self-assessment and Rubric
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