For Week 11, Assignment 4: Myths and Legends-Printing the Story (4/11)

Etching and drypoint examples

TO DO :
1. For those who have not completed the bisque firing for their clay projects, place the dried, finished pieces back on the appropriate shelves in the Ceramics Shop. The projects will be fired next Tuesday. Please submit with changes by the next class.

2. Complete your Learning Portfolio post for the Built Metropolis Project. You have to provide the link to the post on Canvas by Thursday, April 11 at the latest.
Please review the prompts at the bottom of the page here. In your post, include photos of your work in progress, sketches, architectural reference, the finished project, and answers to all of the prompts. Feel free to look through and use the photos I took of students working on their projects during both days we were in the Ceramics Shop. 

3. COMPLETE A TWO PAGED SHORT READING on Nine of the Most Famous Greek Myths attached (here.) 

4. Based on your choices from the readings, create two interpretative drawings on 8×10″ paper. The images will serve as tracings for your printing process.
Once the two drawings are complete, put them on tracing paper or scan and print them in reverse. This way the etchings will not print out backward when put through the printing press.
Drypoint defined (Class Lecture)

TO BRING for working in class:
Cash money to pay for the printing plate ($4.00 per plate) – which you can purchase from me. Each student will have to buy their own 8×10”, 1/16″ piece of clear plexi. If you use your own plexi, be sure to have it cut to size. It has to be no thicker or thinner than 1/16″.
-2 sheets of printmaking paper 11×14″ in size. One large sheet of printing paper can be cut into two 11 x 14″ pieces.
When you go to Blick ask for printmaking paper prices to determine what is most affordable for you. Let them know that you will be doing drypoint. The paper should be smooth.
For example, you can buy BK Reeves or Arches. 

About Alaiyo Bradshaw

Assistant Professor First-Year Course Coordinator, Drawing the Figure, Drawing the Imagination Parsons The New School for Design First-Year Course Coordinator, Drawing/Imaging, Drawing Skills Indian School for Design and Innovation (ISDI) Parsons Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Professional editorial and children's book Illustrator
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