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Yazzie, Melanie Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Professor Melanie Yazzie's creative works belong to many collections. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a printmaker, ceramic artist and sculpture artist who travels giving workshops and lectures locally, nationally and internationally. Professor Yazzie's work is related to her being a contemporary Native American artist and educator.

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  • printmaking, intaglio, relief, lithography, screenprinting, painting, drawing, printmaking workshops, safer ways of making prints, lectures on native american art and art making

Teaching

courses taught

  • ARTS 1003 - Printmaking for Non-Majors
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Emphasizes processes involved with both nonmultiple and multiple methods, including but not limited to metal plate etching (intaglio), lithography, collagraph, woodcut, linoleum cut, Xerox transfer, and monotype. Places equal emphases on developing drawing skills and understanding design principles.
  • ARTS 2423 - Beginning Screenprinting
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Exploration into screenprinting at the basic level, using stencil-making processes for screenprinting with acrylic-based screenprinting inks. Emphasis is placed on exploring and developing challenging concepts, mastering basic techniques and creating compositions and visual images that successfully convey your concept and challenge the viewer. Course is focused on the art of fine art printing on paper. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 2453 - Beginning Monotype
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Introduces the monoprint and monotype methods. Students will learn the about making non-editioned prints using a variety of four or more technical approaches. These processes will be discussed and demonstrated in depth. Students will develop a portfolio of finished prints during the semester. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 3423 - Screen Printing 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Introduces the study of silkscreen techniques, emphasizing creativity, individual development, and experimentation in contemporary silkscreen processes. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 3433 - Alternative Printmaking 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Continued exploration into the development of alternative techniques and materials, methods of extending the print beyond 2-dimensions and expanding the concept of what is a print will be explored in relation to each student's studio practice and interests. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 3453 - Monotype 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    A continued exploration in the monoprint and monotype methods. Use of a varied grouping of matrixes will be the focus of this class. Students will develop a portfolio of finished prints during the semester. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 4097 - Special Topics-Non-Studio
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Introduces timely subjects in the visual arts that cannot be offered on a regular basis. Information concerning the topics offered in any given semester is available prior to preregistration from the fine arts department. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 5097.
  • ARTS 4423 - Screen Printing 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Introduces advanced screen printing technology, emphasizing individual creativity and the ability to resolve problems of two-dimensional form. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 4433 - Alternative Printmaking 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Continued research into developing a sharper critical response, both aesthetically and conceptually, to their own work, as well as the work of other artists. Various alternative printmaking methods will be introduced and each student is expected to explore and examine these processes through a body of work. Emphasis is put on the interrelationship of processes, materials and ideas/aesthetics. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 5433.
  • ARTS 4453 - Monotype 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Continued research into developing techniques of using a varied grouping of matrixes will be the focus of this class. Students will be expected to develop sharper critical responses both aesthetically and conceptually, to their own work, as well as the work of other artists. May be repeated up to 6 credit hours. Same as ARTS 5453.
  • ARTS 4717 - Studio Critique
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2020
    Consists of consultations with faculty on individual studio problems and projects. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department consent required.
  • ARTS 5097 - Special Topics-Non-Studio
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Introduces timely subjects in the visual arts that cannot be offered on a regular basis. Information concerning the topics offered in any given semester is available prior to preregistration from the fine arts department. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 4097.
  • ARTS 5423 - Graduate Screen Printing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 5433 - Alternative Printmaking 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Continued research into developing a sharper critical response, both aesthetically and conceptually, to their own work, as well as the work of other artists. Various alternative printmaking methods will be introduced and each student is expected to explore and examine these processes through a body of work. Emphasis is put on the interrelationship of processes, materials and ideas/aesthetics. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 4433.
  • ARTS 5453 - Monotype 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Continued research into developing techniques of using a varied grouping of matrixes will be the focus of this class. Students will be expected to develop sharper critical responses both aesthetically and conceptually, to their own work, as well as the work of other artists. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 4453.
  • ARTS 6957 - Master of Fine Arts Creative Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
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