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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Saying Goodbye to Your Summer...

Its always best to start the semester with a test:
a.) Who's the artist?
b.) What's the technique?
c.) What do they all have in common?







You'd better learn this too:

Course Name...Printmaking ART 218 318, 413, 419, 425: 001, 002
Semester... Fall 2011
Time... 8:50 - 11:20/M&W/(sec 1)/ 9:25 - 11:55 /T&H/(sec 2)
Location... Print Shop
Instructor: Joel Elgin Office X 8839 elgin.joel

The Student Will Be Introduced To Intaglio & Woodcut In Section 218. In 318 Litho, LetterPress. 418  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.

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)
  • During class that you are not enrolled in. M/W types cant work during T/TH class and vise versa

Blog Work: You must read/post comments on the blog each week before the W or TH class. Your FINAL course grade will be lowered one mark for every two misses. Pop blog quizzes might occur throughout the semester. You will receive a grade for Blog work.

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 documented disability (e.g., physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, or hearing, etc.) who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations must contact the instructor and the Disability Resource Services office (165 Murphy Library) at the beginning of the semester.

See ya Tuesday (or Wed.)


Keriann said...

I have been checking this blog at least once a week this, ever since we got done with school.....just hoping there would be something to remind me of the shop of love because I missed it SO much! So I don't have time to do research and try to find ALL the answers.... but I have some guesses...

1.) no idea who the artist is. technique.... lithograph?
2.) no idea on who made it
3.) It reminds me of the work by Eric Fischl, who does monoprinting. That is my best guess.
4.) Cezanne’s “Bathers” I remember this being in color though(?).... technique-Litho
5.) no idea.... kind of looks like an etching with chin cole though
6.) My favorite: Horst Janssen. it’s an etching
7.) Another favorite... someone from cannon ball press...Mike?. woodcut.

I hope I passed the test! I really wish that I will be in class, but unfortunately I am DOOMED to student teach this semester, BUT I hope to see everyone in there when I am there on my time outside of being a teacher!