In an increasingly digital world, this course promotes the hand-made image, teaching students to cut blocks, fashion stencils, plan and execute color layers all in pursuit of the development of subject matter. Block and stencil printmaking can be done anywhere – non-toxically – while still producing strong expressive images. Critiques and discussions are frequent. Students are encouraged to draw regularly to cultivate themes and content. Readings include Walter Benjamin and W.E.B. DuBois. Prints are old, woodblocks are the oldest. Challenge yourself to make something new from something old.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Students must have taken any one 200-level VIS course.