Printmaking and Drawing: Samples
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13 November 2017
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Study of Public Space

For this project, students were challenged to create hard ground etchings that reflected their vision of Tate Street in Greensboro. Students used photography and collage to study specific aspects of the space. This project introduces drawing techniques such as stippling, cross-hatching and variable line. This project also emphasizes texture, composition and outside the classroom research.

Exploring Place With Mapping

These etchings are examples of student projects that resulted in mapping assignments based on chance and system. Ultimately, these projects lead students towards discovering and researching different aspects of their community. Students record their experiences poetically through drawing.

Exploring Found Objects

In this project, students are challenged to find objects that can be inked and printed. This project explores the aesthetics of found objects, innovative printing, composing, and experimentation.

Re-Mixing Goya’s Los Caprichos

Students study Goya’s Los Caprichos, a set of 80 prints created by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya in 1797 and 1798. This series reflected Goya's condemnation of the universal foolishness and mistakes in Spanish society of that time. Students are challenged to choose one of the 80 prints and re-create their own updated version. This required students to study the symbolism used by Goya and a deeper understanding of the Enlightenment critique of 18th century Spanish culture and humanity.

Students examined Goya’s use of composition, value, line, and texture.

Sculptural Drawings

Students were challenged to make a 3-Dimensionally constructed etching of their own personal car. This project required mock-up tests, engineering, trial and error, photographic documentation, command of the printmaking process, and craft. This project also expanded the notion of drawing as a 2-Dimensional medium.

Using Discarded Material To Make Work

Student’s created pigeons from discarded prints and proofs found in the etching studio. This project explored re-purposing and re-using material.

Process, Systems and Concept

This student project explored series and process. Each drypoint print in this series is pulled from the same copper plate (4.5" x 4.5"). Using additive and reductive methods the plate changes over the course of 100 prints.

A series of 1000 drawings all constructed from translations of images created on an 8'x8' rubber band board (seen above).

Movement and Kinaesthetic Drawing

Bicycle Drawing Machine

This project explores drawing as a way to record physical actions and movements. Students create innovative drawing processes that combine repetitive gesture with mark making. The examples above show actions involving both left and right hand simultaneously. Many of the actions chosen have personal meaning to the student. This project introduces performance, process and expressive mark making.

Full Size Guernica Reproduction (Collaboration with Barbara Cambell Thomas)

Students worked collaboratively to recreate a full size version of Pablo Picasso’s Gurenica. Students were limited to using and discarded material found around the art building. Students could use any black and white medium, such as charcoal, paint, fabric, and newspaper. This project explored shape, texture, proportion, scale, collaboration, material, and art history.

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