Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students


Fall 2020

Taught By: Megan Stroech

Section: A

CRN: 2480

Credits: 3

In this re-imagined on-line Printmaking course, students will learn basic lithography, monotype and stenciling techniques. This course is structured so that these techniques will be applied to problem-solving assignments. These assignments will be comprehensive and each will build on the results of the previous. It is the goal of these design problems to demonstrate how form organizes and shapes (and is shaped by) the function, context, meaning, and interpretation of ideas. While many of its concepts are basic to design/printmaking, this course seeks to extend one’s perspective on the role production plays in the design process. That this skill set can help one better understand one’s experiences in all areas of study and activity, especially the ability to thoughtfully, economically, and punctually execute ideas. The making experience will be suitable for a home studio, and will allow each student to produce a variety of exploratory and quality print-based projects around 9” x 12”. It is recommended that the student has a work area approximately 30” x 40”. All printing will be done by hand, and most but not all the clean-up will be done with soap and water. There will be some aspects of the lithography printing process that will require using odorless spirts like Gamsol to clean up small amounts of oil-based inks. Class will begin with how to set up a home studio with a predetermined set of tools and materials, with instructions and support for both printing and cleaning your work area. The course is structured with asynchronous making and research tasks, as well as synchronous group meetings that will include demonstrations, critiques and presentations. A final project will culminate in each student creating and executing a project relevant to their area of study that builds on the skills and ideas developed in the class.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:00pm 12/1/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/14/2020