The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Spring of 2015 brings you...

Spring of 2015 brings you...

Käthe Kollwitz, Der Sturm (The Riot)
Etching for The Revolt of the Weavers, 1897



George Zielezinski
The Women's Roll Call

Lu Hongmei
reduction woodblock print


 New Stuff For Thursday!
Medium Sized PrintFools:

Pablo Picasso

JACQUELINE AU CHAPEAU DE PAILLE (Jacqueline in a Straw Hat) , 1962

Original linocut printed in five colors from one block on wove paper. 

13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in
 And watch the little video below...

Woodcutting printmaker Bridget Henry demonstrates:
The Reduction Woodcut:

LithoHeads and Medium Sized PrintFools:

Your New Revised Revised Revised Revised, Revised ,Revised, Revised Very Green Course Syllabus

Course Name...Printmaking ART 218 318, 413, 419, 425: 001, 002
Semester...Spring 2015
Time... 8:50AM -11:20AM/M&W/(sec 1) 1:10AM -3:40AM
/M&W(sec 2)
Location... Print Shop
Instructor: Joel Elgin Office X 8839 jelgin
Studio/Office – M/W: 11:25 – 12:00: T/Th: 10:30 - 11:00 or by appointment

The Student Will Be Introduced To Intaglio & Woodcut In Section 218. In 318 Litho Is The Media. In 418 The Media Will Focus On Color, Including The Techniques Of  Mono-Print & Serigraphy. In 419,425 The Student Will Continue Her/His Creative Research By Addressing Technical And Aesthetic Issues In The Discipline. All Sections Will Consist Of Historical/Studio Exploration; Concurrently Students Will Apply The Technical, Theoretical Knowledge Gained To His/Her Own Content.
Please see specific handouts for Section 1 and Section 2 for further details/information.

Intensive Studio Exploration, Demonstration, Gallery Museum Field Trips, Lecture, Video, Group, In Progress And Individual Critiques, Shop Labors, Coffee, Snack Time and Numerous Theme Days

The Final Grade Will Be Determined By Applying The Following Criteria:
(Note: Assessment Sheet)
1. Subjective
-The Content Of The Work Produced
2. Technical Application
-The Application Of The Technical Material Learned In Class
3. Attendance:
Two Tardies = One Absence (attendance is taken each day)
Two Absences = Grade Lowers One Level
Three Absences = Grade Lowers One More Level
Four Absences _ You Flunk (this is very serious – if you cant accept this policy please withdraw from the course. You will be expected to remain in the shop during class and to participate in all shop experiences.


4. Shop experiences:
Critiques, classroom discussions and positive constructive participation are all vital to an active atelier. Your energy/input is essential and required. Negativity will poison the atelier for everyone. You will receive a separate grade for Shop experiences.

5. Out Of Class Work:
It Is Required That You Arrange At least Six Out Of Class Studio Hours A Week. This Time Will Be Spent (And Logged In) In The Print Shop. Your grade will be lowered if you do not meet this requirement.  You will receive a separate grade for Outside of Class Shop Time.

 You may NOT work in the shop at the following times.
  • Friday Mornings: until 1PM (don’t bug me about this, don’t whine about it – its always been in place so schedule accordingly)

Blog Work: You must read/post comments on the blog each week before the W class. Your FINAL course grade will be lowered one mark for every two misses. Scheduled blog quizzes WILL occur throughout the semester.

Shop/Labor Work: YOUR shop has been called the “cleanest” printshop by nearly every academic reviewer, visiting artist that has visited UWL. You will be assigned your very own individual labor for the semester and you WILL  complete your labor each class day. As Shop Maintenance is a part of the function of the Atelier you will receive a grade for Shop Maintenance work.

You Have Paid A Shop Fee That Covers Most Materials. Additional will be explained.

"Any student with a document disability (physical, sensory, psychological, AD/HD, current or former military service member with wounded warrior status) who needs reasonable accommodations must register with Disability Resource Services, 165 Murphy Library, 608-785-6900, at the beginning of the semester. It is also the student's responsibility to discuss his or her needs with me in a timely manner."

"Students must know and scrupulously follow UW-L policies regarding academic honesty. Information about these policies may be found at http:/