Pathways High
336 W. Walnut St
Milwaukee, WI 53212
414.943.2891
www.pathwayshigh.org
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PRINTMAKING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

DESCRIPTION

Do you have a passion for civil rights, LGBTQ issues, immigration issues, or other social causes?  Join us in creating visuals that help your cause. We will design images and use printmaking techniques to express our visual narratives.  This seminar will cover the basics of printmaking to create a final print that could be reproduced through print in many forms. The reason the invention of printmaking techniques and technologies was so valuable was to educate others and distribute imagery and information. Modern printmaking goes beyond the print and crosses into the public arena through street art, sticker art, guerilla art, modern propaganda posters and more. Are you interested in learning how to create your own prints? Are you interested in making change in our world? If you said yes to either question this seminar is for you.  In this seminar, we will learn and practice several different printmaking methods, including but not limited to monotype, collograph, drypoint, and linocut. Each student will create one final image that sends a message about your cause. We will be working with professional artists and professors from UWM who create massive banners out of visual messages for social justice issues. It’s possible yours could be chosen for a community wide public art piece!

How will you gain attention and spread a message through great visual art with narrative?

fINAL pROJECTS

All Students:  One final print that will be submitted to UWM professors as a possible large community art piece

All Students: Create a mini portfolio of prints using multiple techniques. One of these images could lead to or be your final image for your social justice print with narrative

Student Proposed additional print that could be turned into sticker art, artist trading cards, or another form of multiples to distribute.

academic standards

FUTURE READINESS

Empathy (Mastery Credit):

Student can use empathy to advocate for equal treatment of all people, to understand others perspectives and design projects with other people in mind.

COMMUNICATION ARTS

Clear and Coherent Writing: Student writes clearly through organization and style.

DESIGN

THINKING

Design Concepts (Mastery Credit): Students will learn to use the elements of art and principles of design to make choices in their visual design models, sketches and final products.

COMMUNICATION ARTS

Revision: Student strengthens writing through planning, revision, and editing.

DESIGN

THINKING

Field Journaling: Students will use the process of field journaling to enhance observational learning, planning, designing and visual research.

COMMUNICATION ARTS

Organization in Drafting: Students use strategies such as outlining, peer editing, using feedback to improve writing through multiple drafts to create a strong written piece.

DESIGN

THINKING

Accuracy in Drafting: Students will learn to draft images and composition layout to create accurate final sketches before adding value, color, through layers of media digitally or by hand. Students can show this standard through technical drawings for implementing 3D or design projects.

DESIGN

THINKING

Technical Skill (Mastery Credit): Student can use specific tools and processes to create well-crafted artwork that is appropriate for the visual communication intended. Student can apply past knowledge and experience to new situations using technical skills learned.