Art 306 & 506:
with Emily Arthur
About these Courses
Our Relief Printmaking courses (Art 306: Relief Printmaking & 506: Advanced Relief Printmaking) will be offered together. Both courses will focus on instruction in woodcut, wood engraving, and linocut. Skill in the use of hand tools is stressed, as well as experimentation with power tools and the laser engraver. Besides its use as a powerfully expressive medium on its own, we will look at relief print as it is used in typographic design and fine book production. Emphasis on color problems, surface qualities; studio practice, discussion, critiques. Woodcut, collage print, linoleum cut, and wood engraving; color printing. Studio practice, lectures, discussion, critiques.
July 10 –
Meet Your Professor
Emily W. Arthur is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Arthur comes to UW-Madison after spending the past 14 years at the University of North Florida, where since 2010 she has been an Associate Professor with the Department of Art and Design, Painting, Drawing and Printmaking. Arthur spent the fall 2013 semester at UW-Madison as a visiting scholar with the Art Department in printmaking. Arthur received an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and has served as a Fellow at the Barnes Foundation for Advanced Theoretical and Critical Research, Pennsylvania. Additional education includes the Rhode Island School of Design and the Tamarind Institute of Lithography at the University of New Mexico. Arthur is the recipient of a Florida Artist Enhancement Grant provided by the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts, and is awarded to the Notable Women in the Arts, National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Art; Crocker Art Museum; Museum of the American West, Autry Center; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Institute of American Indian Arts and the Denver Art Museum of Art.
“I see nature as an interdependent living force rather than as the backdrop for human events. Land is living matter that holds specific meaning to a place. This is the nature-based perspective through which I conduct my research. My fine art practice is informed by a concern for the environment, displacement, exile and the return home from dislocation and separation. I seek the unbroken relationship between modern culture and ancient lands which uses tradition and story to make sense of the enduring quest to understand our changing experience of home.” —Emily Arthur, Statement