Printmaking 1 is a course exploring in-depth experiences in the four basic methods of graphic images: relief, intaglio, planography, and serigraphy at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. Traditional techniques in creating printed images are introduced along with cross-disciplinary approaches and hybrid processes. Increased understanding and knowledge of printmaking history, traditions, art criticism, and aesthetic quality are additional components of the course. This range of curriculum allows students to gain skill and mastery of emerging technology as well as traditional techniques in the field of printmaking, equipping them with necessary skill sets. Students are challenged technically and conceptually through the printmaking process to succeed at their artistic vision.