Multiples & Multiplicity

Course Description

Multiples and Multiplicity is an advanced level printmaking class that is required of all printmaking majors and recommended for upper level students in ceramics, metalsmithing, photography, and any other major in which a student may be working with multiples, variability, and production. This studio/seminar will investigate concerns related to the theory and practice of the creation of multiple originals. Readings and discussions will address topics including, but not limited to the meaning of multiples, the relationship between fine arts and craft, the contrast between handwork and mechanized production, and cultural vs. market value. Students will also produce resumes, artist’s statements, and websites in preparation for future career development. Class time will be divided equally between the critical discussion of assigned class readings, studio work, and critiques. Students will define their own projects and see them through to completion.