The Happy Accident


Paula Wilson and Dana Carter

PRINT 628 001
3 credit hours
Lab Fee $100

Through an embrace of printmaking's inevitable mishaps and slips, this class explores the power of the happy accident. Creating a spring-board for serendipitous mark making; a range of experimental techniques including paper lithography, open screen printing, and ghost imaging, are demonstrated. Recognition of traditional techniques open the door to nontraditional works in an effort to understand the role of printmaking's analog pace in comparison to today's digital reality. Exploring the detachment between the hand and the press, students are encouraged to invent their own print-based processes. Discussion of relevant artists' practices take place daily in tandem with technical lessons, studio time, short readings, and individual critiques.