Courses

Ongoing – Scheduled at your convenience

Printmaking

Intaglio 101

1.650.000LL
18 x 2-hour sessions (3 credit equivalent)

This course is an introduction to intaglio techniques.  It is intended for beginners who want to learn techniques of intaglio.  It is an introduction to the use of the line and tone in printmaking.  We will cover the three basic techniques: drypoint, etching, and aquatint.  In this course, we will go through the history of printmaking, the works of great masters as well as the work of contemporary printmakers.  

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1- Understand the history of printmaking.
2- Understand the line and tone in printmaking.
3- Explore intaglio as a form of representation.
4- Explore the different materials that can be used as a matrix.
5- Define terms and theory in intaglio processes.
6- Explore philosophy and reading the printed image through the works of master printmakers.

Intaglio 102

1.650.000LL
18 x 2-hour sessions (3 credit equivalent)

This course explores advanced intaglio techniques. It is intended for those that already took Intaglio 1 and are looking into understanding advanced techniques. It is an introduction to the use of light (instead of line and tone) in printmaking. We will cover the three basic techniques: mezzotint, roulette and toner relay. In this course we will go through the works of great masters as well as the work of contemporary printmakers working in these techniques.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1- Understand the use light in producing an image in intaglio.
2- Understand the tone in printmaking.
3- Explore advanced intaglio as a form of representation.
4- Define terms and theory in intaglio processes.
5- Explore philosophy and reading the printed image through the works of master printmakers.

Photography
Photography 101

1.650.000LL
18 x 2-hour sessions (3 credit equivalent)

This course is intended for those that are curious about learning film photography. First, we will understand all of the functions of the SLR camera and lens as well as all the technicalities of exposure. Participants will learn how to properly use a light meter as well as exposure compensation. We will cover natural light, artificial light, as well as understanding film anatomy. We will explore the works of great masters in photography in portraiture, still life, street photography, and landscape photography as well as some of the readings in the philosophy of the image. Participants will be encouraged to use photography as a storytelling tool. During this course, participants will have to shoot and present 4 different portfolios. (Does not include film. Chemistry and paper are pay-per-use).

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1- SLR camera and lens
2- Lightmeter, exposure, and its variables.
3- Composition & storytelling.
4- Natural light & artificial light.
5- Film anatomy.
6- Reading the photographic image.

Darkroom 101

1.650.000LL
18 x 2-hour sessions (3 credit equivalent)

This course is an introduction to darkroom techniques. It is intended for beginners who want to learn film development and making enlargements in black & white. It is an introduction to the use of darkroom, chemistry, and equipment. We will cover film development, photographic enlargement as well as the history of these processes.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1- Understand the anatomy of film, paper, and chemistry.
2- Understand the chemical and physical processes involved in darkroom photography.
3- Explore photography without a negative.
4- Explore the different developing techniques.
5- Define terms and theory in darkroom processes.
6- Explore making photographic enlargements.