Methods and skills: Students improve their understanding of the creative and artistic printing processes through objective and focused experimentation and decision-making. In doing so they develop the criteria to reflect and evaluate their results from their own experience. Expert knowledge: You know the procedural, pictorial and conceptual possibilities of printing as well as its characteristics as a media and you know how to use them appropriately for a given task. You have the necessary technical and methodical abilities and skills, specifically in lithography, offset printing, letterpress, etching and screen printing to use the printing workshops at HSLU D&K independently. Students study relevant artworks independently, in order to be able to position themselves in a relevant graphic-artistic context.
Individual and Social Skills: Students learn to understand and practise printing and working in the workshops as both independent and collaborative activities. They gain essential experience in self-organisation when working with open processes.
Printing as a creative process. Students develop their own artistic concerns, their creative goals in relation to a given subject area by exploring and testing the visual, conceptual, methodical and technical possibilities of printing. Investigations should be detailed, broad, exploratory and in-depth. They should lead to a clear position or a convincing design. During the lessons the requirements of the respective works will be repeatedly discussed and finally clarified. This approach itself is part of the module. Therefore, projects and group work are very welcome.
Themes that are intrinsic to the printing process are among others, manual as well as mechanical image resolution, colour mixing in (various) transparent layers, the materiality of the handmade or photographic, i.e. printing blocks produced from data, the diversity of the pictorial languages created in them and how these can be expanded. Printing is drawing and painting. Printing is graphic. Printing is repetition, pattern, duplication, copying. In addition to the materiality and visual languages of printing techniques, we will look at original and copy, production and reproduction, core information and noise, traces and indentation, repetition, sequence and series, duplication, dissemination, and much more.
Jörg Petri, Sebastian Utzni, Anja Sitter, guests