Introduction to Studio Art in Printmaking | Arts and Science ONLINE

Introduction to Studio Art in Printmaking

ARTF 125/3.0

This survey course introduces various Printmaking techniques including monoprint, relief, etching, digital and hybrid methods. Students focus on applying the various methods to personal research interests to create original print based imagery that demonstrates formal, conceptual, historical and contemporary consideration.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to,

  1. Recall and describe the four major printmaking processes, their visual properties, historical and contemporary significance.
  2. Describe and employ various low and non-toxic relief printmaking methods, materials and equipment.
  3. Create original imagery through relief print-media that demonstrates technical, conceptual and critical consideration.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to produce a small print-based body of works, which meets professional and curatorial standards.
  5. Analyze and evaluate print works through the process of critique using terms and concepts appropriate to the medium.
  6. Adapt learned skills to ones’ own artistic practice and assess the potential for advanced studio studies.


This survey course introduces three relief printmaking techniques including single key image matrix, multiple matrices and reductive relief processes to create editions of visual artworks. The students will apply the various methods to personal research interests to create original print-based imagery that demonstrate formal, conceptual and contemporary information.


****Think it, Ink it****

****No artistic experience required****

****Make an impression... be a printmaker! Linda Whitney*****

**** The Power of the Press Belongs to Those Who Can Operate One*****


Winter 2023
Course Dates: 
Jan.09 - Apr.10, 2023
Exam Dates: 


25% - Key Image Matrix (assignment 1)
30% - Colour Reduction Reflief (assignment 2)
35% - Diptych Reflief (assignment 3)
10% - Critical Review

*Evaluation subject to change*


Alejandro Arauz, MFA (

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend approximately 10-12 hours a week in study/practice and online activity for this course.

Course Resources


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Computer Requirements

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System Requirements:

Computer Specifications

  • Windows 8.1 or newer
  • OSX 10.13 (High Sierra) or newer
  • Dual Core 2 GHz processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Soundcard
  • USB Headset
  • Webcam

Supported Browsers

  • Chrome (preferred - latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Safari is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ
  • Edge is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ

Internet Connection

  • Wired high speed access: Cable or better
  • Wifi is not recommended


  • Latest version

Media Player

  • Flash (latest version)

Adobe Reader

  • Latest Version


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Grading Scheme

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