For spring 2018, students register for 2-credit ENG 390/ART 331: Word Art/Printmaking in Japan.
This course is an introduction to printmaking and bookmaking with an emphasis on examples from Japanese artists and a focus on Japanese techniques (including the traditional Japanese woodblock printing technique and screen printing techniques). We will explore contemporary applications of the traditional techniques in response to ideas presented in Professor Suzanne Churchill's ENG 390 - WordArt Japan course. Each student will develop their own approach to image making while experiencing the unique opportunities and peculiarities of print media. No studio art experience is required.
The spring 2018 course will be interlinked with Professor Suzanne Churchill's ENG 390 - Word Art. Students must sign up for both courses and will receive 2 course credits. Students will create their own books using paper from Japan and create digital facsimiles. While ostensibly, ENG 390 will emphasize writing and digital publication, and ART 331 will focus on images and printmaking, the pairing of the two courses will deconstruct work/image, print/digital, and East/West binaries through multimedia investigations that require interdisciplinary approaches and encourage cross-fertilization.
Satisfies a Visual and Performing Arts requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.