Introduction to autographic and photographic Screenprinting through scheduled workshop projects, which include drawing studies that derive from observation and visual memory, as well as, from photography and manual/digital collage/design. During the 6th semester, lectures will take place with regards to a) the history of Screenprint and its inherent relation with the industry, advertisement and photography b) its autonomy, social-political implications c) how it “grafted” art movements, how it fuelled collectives and propagated ideologies of the 20th century; and according to all the above, ‘to end up’ claiming a dynamic place withing contemporary art practice and printmaking.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Upon completion of the course, students are expected to:
• Possess the fundamental principles of autographic and photographic screenprint, including inductions into the technology of materials; image preparation steps, phototransfer processes and printing techniques.
• Get inducted to processes and concepts of analogue and digital photography that determines the image transferring principles of Screenprint.
• Expand their knowledge upon vector and bitmap design and printing software, as far as it concerns, the production of appropriate screenprint transparencies.
• Be encouraged to research and investigate the history of screenprint in view of a constructive dialogue with contemporary art practice in Greece and abroad.
• Get inducted to health & safety matters and workshop safety guidelines, as far as it concerns, individual use of specific tools and equipment.