Upon completion of the course, students are expected to:
• Expand selectively and purposefully their subject matter and their expressive abilities, by investigating either more traditional and historical printmaking techniques, like mezzotint and end-grain woodcutting, or by experimenting with mixed media forms of Printmaking like collagraphy, lino-gravure, paper-making and monotype.
• Be encouraged to investigate and think upon matters of historicity of certain Printmaking processes in conjunction with the contemporary art discourse in Greece and abroad.
• Get theoretically and conceptually engaged with the dialectics of a potentially multiple and reproducible image.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The subject of this course is the in depth understanding of the mixed media Printmaking processes, in accordance with the expressive priorities and the subject matter of individual research, looking forward to enriching the content of practice, at the same time as developing a critical and reflective stance alongside the diversity of the expressive mediums. The courses of this semester include students’ presentations and round table discussions in view of brainstorming and investigating contemporary Printmaking concepts.