This course is an introduction to the fundamentals, history and principles of Printmaking. Emphasis is placed on skill building, technique and craft and Incorporates elements of composition, drawing and painting. Students will study traditional techniques like monoprint, etching, block printing and nontraditional techniques like pronto plate printing and solar plate etching. Through critical thinking, demonstrations, and critiques students will gain an understanding and mastery of the core concepts of printmaking and a portfolio illustrating command of the craft. Student assignments, concepts and proficiency will be assessed through faculty and peer review and critiques.