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This course is designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in learning how to develop personal imagery through these mediums of relief and intaglio printmaking. The first half of the semester is devoted to relief printing. This medium calls for very graphic images that emphasize high contrast, simplified shapes and bold rendering of content. Two examples of relief printing are linoleum cuts and woodcuts. Learning some intaglio techniques will occupy the second half of the semester. This medium is quite opposite from relief printing. It allows for delicate lines, some gradation of tone, and fine detail. Some examples of intaglio methods include etching, aquatint, drypoint, engraving, and mezzotint. Images from blocks or plates are transferred to paper using oil-based inks and a printing press.