BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FINA-064 - Printmaking -

FINA-064 - Printmaking -

Course Details
This course introduces printmaking as an art form. Students will explore traditional and contemporary printmaking practices, including philosophies and perspectives from an Aboriginal point of view. The medium of printmaking will be explored through lino blocks, wood cuts, mono prints, embossing, and collographs. Indigenous art will be emphasized with special attention to Nsyilx designs.
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  • Prerequisites : ENGL 040, English 10 or instructor permission or advisor assessed equivalent.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent.
    Office Hours: 1.5
    Contact Hours: 60
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final Exam 30-50%, Total 100% Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • describe and analyze traditional and contemporary Indigenous designs, including those found in pictographs, utensils, clothing etc.;

  • create prints reflecting an Aboriginal understanding of a wide variety of image sources, techniques, and image-development and design strategies;

  • create prints that demonstrate an understanding of, and appreciation for, the influence of personal, social, cultural and historical contexts from an Aboriginal perspective;

  • create prints that demonstrate an understanding of, and appreciation for, the visual elements and principles of art and design and how they are used to communicate; and

  • create prints using a variety of materials, technologies and processes (including linoleum, wood, and metal) from an Aboriginal perspective.
  • Text and Materials: Materials and supplies will be required for studio use, including traditional and contemporary paints and dyes as specified by the instructor.
    Other Resources: Local and visiting artists and elders.
    Transfer Credits: Refer to the ABE Articulation Handbook.
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