Kris Philipps

Mary Griggs Burke Chair in Art & Art History

BFA, Alfred University. MFA, University of South Florida. Studied at Royal College of Art, London, and held Tamarind Master Printer fellowship; exhibited in many national and international shows; solo exhibitions include the Newark Museum, Staempfli Gallery, and Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York. SLC, 1983–

Course Information

Current undergraduate courses

Advanced Printmaking

Year

This course offers an opportunity for an in-depth study of advanced printmaking techniques. Students will be encouraged to master traditional skills and techniques so that familiarity with the process will lead to the development of a personal and meaningful body of work. The course will also cover all aspects of letterpress printing, enabling participants to incorporate text into their conference work, if so desired.

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Artist Books

Fall

In the past, the book was used solely as a container for the written word. In the past 30 years, however, the book has emerged as a popular format for visual expression. Students will begin this course by learning to make historical book forms from various cultures (Coptic, codex, accordion, and Japanese-bound) so that they will be able to see the book with which we are familiar in a new and wider context. From there, students will apply newly-learned techniques to the production of nontraditional artist books. The course will also cover all aspects of letterpress printing, including setting type, using the press, and making and printing with polymer plates. Whether text, images, or a combination of the two is employed, emphasis will be placed on the creation of books as visual objects.

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Artist Books

Spring

See the complete description in the fall offering of Artist Books, above.

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Printmaking

Year

This course introduces the student to the basic fundamentals and concepts of printmaking in an environment that practices newly developed, nontoxic, printmaking methodologies. Participants will learn how to develop an image on a particular surface, how to transfer the image to paper, edition printing, and presentation. Students will utilize tools, materials, and equipment required to produce a print in a variety of media, including intaglio, silkscreen, and relief prints. The techniques involved in each of these processes are numerous and complex. Emphasis is placed on finding those techniques best suited to the development of each class member’s aesthetic concerns.

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Previous courses

First-Year Studies in Printmaking

This course introduces the student to the basic fundamentals and concepts of printing in an environment that practices newly developed, nontoxic, printmaking methodologies. Participants will learn how to develop an image (either hand-drawn or computer-generated), how to transfer the image to paper, edition printing, and presentation. Students will utilize the tools, materials, and equipment required to produce a print in a variety of media, including intaglio, silkscreen, and relief prints. Written assignments, assigned readings, and exercises in color and color relationships will also be included in the content of this class, along with a series of visiting artists and trips to museums and professional printmaking ateliers.

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Printmaking (Intaglio)

Fall

The word intagliare, meanging to engrave, had its origin in mid-17th century Italy; its derivative, intaglio, in the 21st century encompasses a variety of ways in which an image is engraved or etched into a hard surface—in our case, in this one semester class, a copper plate. Working in a nontoxic environment, students will learn age-old techniques inherent to intaglio printmaking (but without the use of harmful chemicals) in order to produce a series of prints in this beautiful medium. Emphasis is placed on the development of each class member's aesthetic concerns.

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Printmaking (Silkscreen)

Spring

This course introduces the student to the basic fundamentals and concepts of silkscreen printing in an environment that practices newly developed, nontoxic, printmaking methodologies. Participants will learn how to develop an image (either hand-drawn or computer-generated), how to transfer the image to paper, and how to print an edition with primary emphasis placed on the development of each class member’s aesthetic concerns. Exercises in color and color relationships will also be included in the content of this class.

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