Methods and skills: The students sharpen their understanding of a creative-artistic working process through objective and focused experimentation and decision-making. In doing so, they develop criteria for reflecting on and assessing their results. They integrate elements from practical experience and implement them in practice (thinking by making).
Expert knowledge: They know the procedural, pictorial and conceptual possibilities of printing as well as its specific media characteristics and know how to use them appropriately for a task. They have the necessary technical and methodological skills and abilities, especially in lithography and offset printing, letterpress, rotogravure and screen printing, for independent use of the printing workshops at HSLU D&K. Students study relevant artworks independently, in order to be able to position themselves in a relevant graphic-artistic context.
Individual and social skills: The students learn about and practice printing and working in the workshop as both a self-reliant and communal activity. They gain essential experience in terms of self-organisation in 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, broadly, explored and increasingly 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, interdisciplinary 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, 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. These procedures are deepened in theory sessions that are intertwined with practice, and are intended to accompany a reflection on the creative process.
Jörg Petri, Sebastian Utzni, Anja Sitter, Stefanie Bräuer, Guests