PSAM

2542

Image and Text

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Image and Text

Spring 2021

Taught By: Paul Marcus

Section: A

CRN: 2334

Credits: 3

In this re-imagined on-line Printmaking course, students will use hand-carved linoleum and modular relief matrixes to investigate the unique possibilities offered by combining text and image as visual language. The course will focus on a mode of socially engaged making that parallels developing the process and skills of making relief prints, with a study of the diverse historical and contemporary relationship that printed matter, ephemera, and new media works such as memes have with social and environmental justice. Collective design strategies will be used to investigate both formal and experimental typography, visual design, and thoughtful content. Assignments will include making, assembling, and adjusting combinations of hand-carved and modular matrixes to form intelligent compositions that incorporate both images and text, and to realize a number of these in well-crafted, multi-color relief prints. 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. 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. Please note that there may be costs for materials up to $150 associated with this class. No students will be turned away from the class for an inability to pay this cost.

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: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 12:21pm 12/1/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/22/2021 - 5/7/2021

Image and Text

Fall 2020

Taught By: Paul Marcus

Section: A

CRN: 7793

Credits: 3

In this re-imagined on-line Printmaking course, students will use hand-carved linoleum and modular relief matrixes to investigate the unique possibilities offered by combining text and image as visual language. The course will focus on a mode of socially engaged making that parallels developing the process and skills of making relief prints, with a study of the diverse historical and contemporary relationship that printed matter, ephemera, and new media works such as memes have with social and environmental justice. Collective design strategies will be used to investigate both formal and experimental typography, visual design, and thoughtful content. Assignments will include making, assembling, and adjusting combinations of hand-carved and modular matrixes to form intelligent compositions that incorporate both images and text, and to realize a number of these in well-crafted, multi-color relief prints. 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. 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. Please note that there may be costs for materials up to $150 associated with this class. No students will be turned away from the class for an inability to pay this cost.

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: 15

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: 12:21pm 12/1/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/3/2020 - 12/17/2020