Fine Arts | Printmaking II - Intaglio
S341 | 5625 | Bernstein E


This is a general description based on an academic year semester.
It is intended as a guide.  Your instructor will provide you with
specific course requirements.

This course attempts to deal with problems that arise in extending
and developing the studentsí personal imagery in terms of the
various intaglio media.  Drawing and composition are stressed and
techniques are introduced as they are needed in order to help the
student realize his/her intentions.  Problems in pictorial
composition and drawing stressed.

Basic Approach:  As in all printmaking course, we place a large
amount of emphasis on trying to help the student evolve or develop
her/his personal imagery in terms of the medium.  Intaglio is a
flexible medium that readily ends itself to many approaches both
technical and conceptual.  Techniqu4es are introduced as they are
needed in order to achieve a particular end in the development of
the work.  The stress is not on numbers of prints but rather on the
quality of the print and on the conceptual awareness of the
student.  Each student will probably be working on individual ways
and possibly on different levels and at different speeds.  Much
attention is paid to compositional and drawing problems so that, in
effect, the medium of intaglio is used as a means of helping the
student solve these problems.  In this sense, intaglio is an
excellent teaching medium that relates directly to painting and
drawing and indirectly to sculpture.  Normally we work in black and
white which helps the student understand the importance of values
and their relation to color.  Advanced classes work in color

A lab fee is charged.  Visit for
fee details.