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ART 298G Topic: ICP Non-Silver Printing

Course Description: Featuring fine-art papers, hand-applied archival emulsions, and simple techniques, historic photographic processes present compelling alternatives to both traditional silver methods and modern digital prints. In this hands-on course, students produce enlarged digital negatives that are used for contact printing in various processes, including cyanotype, van dyke brown, and palladium emulsions. Blending the best of both modern and antique methods, students initially take advantage of working in the digital lab to create new enlarged negatives from original film negatives or slides, prints, and/or digital files. The class then prints these negatives in the traditional wet darkroom to create exciting, unique, handmade prints that will stand the test of time. In addition to technique, this course presents the historical context of these processes. Critiques of student work examine the aesthetic qualities of images rendered through the contemporary application of these time-honored processes. Students are required to provide fine-art paper for printing. All other materials are supplied. Course Rotation: Fall


3 credits


ART 153 Minimum Grade of C or ART 196J Minimum Grade of C or ART 350A Minimum Grade of C