Community College of Vermont

Web Schedules

Fall 2021
Summer 2021
Spring 2021

One Credit Courses

Fall 2021
Summer 2021
Spring 2021

Course Planning by Program


Essential Objectives

Web Schedule Fall 2021

Revision Date: 09-Aug-21

ART-2311-VO01 - Printmaking I

Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Synonym: 207835
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-07-2021 to 12-20-2021
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-27-2021 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-08-2021 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Phillip Robertson | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

This section meets the following VSC General Education Requirement(s) for Catalog Year 21-22 and later:
Arts & Aesthetics
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Browse the Canvas Site for this class.

Course Description:

Students explore materials, design considerations, and techniques in non-press print processes such as block printing, collography, monoprint, and silkscreen. Students will also investigate the history and technology of printmaking.

Essential Objectives:

1. Demonstrate technical skills employed in a variety of printmaking techniques, such as monotypes, soft uneven prints, etchings, relief prints, silk screens, linoleum prints, and woodblock prints.
2. Illustrate printmaking processes by discussing choices of paper, color, mediums, techniques and the printing process.
3. Identify and describe printing processes and technology such as engraving, etching, lithography, serigraphy, and off-set lithography.
4. Discuss the history of printing.
5. Examine, discuss and critique art work, including some reference to the art historical, social, and cultural context.
6. Design and complete individual projects.
7. Create a portfolio of prints.
8. Display finished works in a professional manner.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

There is no textbook for this class.

Students are expected to purchase their own materials for this class, there is no materials fee. A student can expect to pay up to $90 for materials to participate in this class. There are exceptions to this expense. Some students may already have some of what they need to make prints at home such as drawing paper and other art supplies.

The syllabus and Canvas classroom for ART-2311 is designed to empower the student to learn printmaking techniques at home without a press. Week 1 is a time to explore the Canvas classroom, materials, the syllabus and discuss how to print at home without a studio. Using three-week modules, students will meet the essential objectives of the class. Learning how to print in a variety of techniques including; relief prints, intaglio, pochoir stencil prints and the monotype. Video demonstrations and critiques will be a standard feature throughout all five modules. Engaging students in an ongoing discussion about printmaking and the work of the class. Printmaking I will culminate in personal written reflections and a final portfolio project. Students are expected to professionally document their work. Having a group discussion about individual progress and accomplishments at the end of the semester.


ART-2311-VO01 Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Phillip Robertson
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Dana Lee


Week 0 Resources

· Instructor Expectations

· Syllabus

· Materials List (below)

· How to Post Art in Canvas

· Video: History of Printmaking

· Link: Printmaking Glossary

· File: MacGyver Printmaking

· Introductions, Questions and Zoom Meetings

Module I – Basic Printmaking at Home

· Week 1: Zoom Meeting about Materials and At-Home Process

· Week 1: Video Demo and Discussion

· Week 2: Easy Cut Relief Printmaking

· Week 3: Easy Cut Relief Printmaking (continued)

· Week 3: Video Critique and Discussion

Module II – Relief Printmaking: Reduction Print Edition

· Week 4: Video Demo and Discussion

· Week 4: Linoleum Relief Print

· Week 5: Linoleum Reduction Print

· Week 6: Linoleum Reduction Print (continued)

· Week 6: Video Critique and Discussion

Module III – Intaglio Printmaking

· Week 7: Video Demo and Discussion

· Week 7: Plexiglas Drypoint Engraving and Collagraph

· Week 8: Plexiglas Drypoint Engraving and Collagraph (continued)

· Week 9: Plexiglas Drypoint Engraving and Collagraph (continued)

· Week 9: Video Critique and Discussion

Module IV – Pochoir Stencil Art

· Week 10: Video Demo and Discussion

· Week 10: Pochoir Stencil Making

· Week 11: Pochoir Printing

· Week 12: Pochoir Printing (continued)

· Week 12: Video Critique and Discussion

Module V – Last Print of the Semester and Final Assignments

· Week 13: Video Demo and Discussion

· Week 13: Monotype Printmaking

· Week 14: Final Video Critique and Discussion

· Week 14: Zoom Check-in (Extra Credit)

· Week 14: Final Reflections and Final Portfolios

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

To check on space availability, choose Search for Classes.

Return to Online Section Grid
Return to Printmaking I Page

© Community College of Vermont
For support click on: Vermont State Colleges Help Desk and choose the Student and Visitor Login.
Complete the screen that follows as fully as you can.