WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2021-2022       Summer Session       Winter Session       Home       Archive       Search
Surface Tension
ARST 339
Spring 2022
Section: 01  

Bumpy, smooth, fuzzy, and sharp. These are all surfaces we are familiar with through our experience of the world. In art, the surface of an object, whether it is a sculpture or painting or anything else, is a port of entry into the experience, subject, and appreciation of the work. Tension in visual art can be thought of as the push and pull form has to provoke and/or engage the viewer. These points of strain could appear at the intersection of opposing marks, contrasting color, disharmonious imagery and much, much more. "Surface tension" refers to qualities in visual art related to the superficial veneer of an art object which can support the expression of content more deeply. In printmaking, surface tension can be literally created or optically suggested through a variety of techniques. In this class, we will learn advanced methodologies in intaglio, lithography, relief, letterpress, digital printing and more. Each assignment will task students to combine these mediums in surprising ways that encourage contrast, opposition, and traction. We will explore the possibilities of mixing water and oil based printing techniques, utilize digital medium in tandem with analog processes, apply dry and wet techniques together, and learn to gild metals on a variety of substrates. This class is open to any advanced student of art who wants to experiment with their practice in the arena of printmaking.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ARST261 OR ARST337 OR ARST238 OR ARST361
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUL-25-2024
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459