Kris Philipps

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–

Undergraduate Courses 2017-2018

Visual and Studio Arts

Printmaking: Silkscreen

Open , Small seminar—Fall and 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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Relief Printmaking

Open , Small seminar—Fall and Spring

In this class, students will be introduced to linocut, woodcut, and polymer plate techniques—each as an expression of what is known as relief printmaking and each practiced in a nontoxic studio environment. Experimentation in these mediums will enable students to reach beyond the production of simply a one-color print but, rather, into reductive printing, embossing, and multicolor prints. Emphasis is placed on the development of each class member's aesthetic concerns.

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Previous Courses

Artist Books

Advanced , Small seminar—Fall

Open to juniors and seniors who have previously taken a college-level visual-arts class.

In the past, the book was used solely as a container for the written word. In the last 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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Printmaking: Silkscreen

Open , Small seminar—Fall

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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Printmaking: Intaglio

Open , Small seminar—Fall

The word intagliare, meanging to engrave, had its origin in the mid-17th century in Italy. In the 21st century, its derivative, intaglio, 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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Artist Books

Advanced , Small seminar—Spring

Open to juniors and seniors who have previously taken a college-level visual-arts class.

In the past, the book was used solely as a container for the written word. In the last 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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Printmaking: Intaglio

Open , Small seminar—Spring

The word intagliare, meanging to engrave, had its origin in the mid-17th century in Italy. In the 21st century, its derivative, intaglio, 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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Relief Printmaking

Open , Small seminar—Spring

In this class, students will be introduced to linocut, woodcut, and polymer plate techniques—each as an expression of what is known as relief printmaking and each practiced in a nontoxic studio environment. Experimentation in these mediums will enable students to reach beyond the production of simply a one-color print but, rather, into reductive printing, embossing, and multicolor prints. Emphasis is placed on the development of each class member's aesthetic concerns.

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Printmaking

Open , Seminar—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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Advanced Printmaking

Advanced , Small seminar—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

Advanced , Small seminar—Spring

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

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