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ART 230 Beginning Printmaking • 5 Cr.



The purpose of a printmaking course is to present students with an opportunity to further their knowledge of drawing, painting and design beyond what is offered in our beginning classes. The experience of a different media such as printmaking is desirable as it expands students' concepts of how to compose and activate a two dimensional art format as well as understanding graphic technique. Recommended: ART 120.


Recommended: ART 120. Fee: $25 for additional materials.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • After completing this course, students should be able to:
  • •see formal components of a subject and translate them accurately, with correct scale, proportion and contour
  • •translate visual images with value only
  • •observe and translate light and shadow on a subject using a wide range of values and color combinations
  • •plan and determine compositional variables in a printmaking
  • •create the illusion of advanced space in a print through the use of atmospheric perspective
  • •observe and translate space the use of value and line
  • •analyze and verbally articulate printmaking objectives in a formal critique/review process
  • •create prints using the media of woodcuts, drypoint and monoprints



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000