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New Instructor and New Course

November 2011


ACCEL is excited to add the Introduction to Printmaking course as an option to fulfill the Art/Music/Theatre requirement. This course is designed to give the beginning student an overview of basic printmaking techniques including monotype, intaglio and relief. Printmaking, by its nature, is a medium of multiples: images created result in a printed edition or as unique works of art. Throughout the course students will explore a rich array of pictorial possibilities with various techniques and the student's personal imagery.

From direct workshop studio experience, students will learn the basic techniques and concepts of monotype, intaglio and relief. Assignments will be given in these basic techniques with the expectation that the student will build complexity upon what they have learned. Each assignment will be discussed in class and supported with Power Point lectures, presentation of physical prints, technical demonstrations, and critiques.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Alison Filley as the instructor for this exciting course. Filley is currently the studio lab technician and adjunct professor in printmaking at St. Ambrose University. Before arriving at St. Ambrose she was the printmaking Artist-In-Residence at the Lawrence Art Center in Lawrence, Kan., where she taught a variety of printmaking and digital media classes to adults and children. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa with a major in printmaking and her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in printmaking and minor in art history.

In her works of art she explores ideas of contemporary celebrity culture and the creation of a façade through the mass media by combining screen print and digital print media with contemporary craft supplies such as glitter, flocking and spray paint. The work results in traditional two-dimensional prints, sculptural objects, as well as installation work. Through these various processes a larger than life altered image of the celebrity and the culture that surrounds them is created.

For more information on her work see her website, http://www.alisonfilley.com

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