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  • Contact Info

Christie, Matthew D. Instructor

Positions

Research

research overview

  • On going research into best practices in fine art printmaking processes, studio management, student professional development, personal professional development within the context of an academic printmaking program and related artistic activities.

keywords

  • printmaking, lithograph, relief, intaglio, screen, monotype, painting, drawing,

Teaching

courses taught

  • ARTS 2303 - Beginning Relief
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Emphasis on introductions to the concepts and techniques of relief processes, including white line, black line and four color reductive processes. Students will gain a working knowledge of fundamental relief processes, plus safe and appropriate use of all materials and equipment in the studio. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 2403 - Beginning Intaglio
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Emphasizes an introduction to techniques of intaglio and a focus on working with copper and ferric chloride. Historical approaches and use through contemporary materials/concepts. Emphasizes interrelationship of process, materials and ideas/aesthetics. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 2413 - Beginning Lithography
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Exploration into stone lithography and aluminum plate is presented in this class. Individual direction and development of conceptual focus and studio techniques are important objectives in this class. Safer ways to make lithographs is highlighted and the toxic traditional methods are left behind. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 3303 - Relief 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Continued exploration of relief processes: various techniques of the collage process in combination with the art and process of the collograph. Examining the collage aesthetic, creating collages and collograph prints from found materials and objects. Other skills to be focused on include registration methods, blend rolls and the experimentation with rubbings. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 3403 - Intaglio 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Exploration into techniques of Intaglio with a focus on working with copper and ferric chloride. Historical approaches and use through contemporary materials and concepts. Emphasis is placed on mastering basic techniques, creating compositions and visual images, and exploring and developing concepts that challenge the viewer. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 3413 - Lithography 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Introduces the study of stone and metal plate lithography, emphasizing individual creative development in black and white and further development in color printing processes. Not available to freshmen. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Taught with ARTS 4413 and ARTS 5413.
  • ARTS 4303 - Relief 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Continued exploration into the expressive/formal aesthetics of relief processes. Studio practice/investigation of artistic attitudes as exemplified through historical perspectives, traditional/contemporary usages. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 4403 - Intaglio 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Continued exploration of techniques of intaglio process, including non-acid and ferric chloride techniques with copper as the main matrix being used. Possible processes focused on include: photo etching using solar plates and introduction to printing ala poupee wiping, chine colle and basic color. Building a unified body of work is the main focus. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours..
  • ARTS 4413 - Lithography 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Continues the study of stone and metal plate lithography, emphasizing individual creative development in black and white and further development in color printing processes. Digital imaging and nontoxic processes are emphasized as much as possible. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Taught with ARTS 3413 and ARTS 5413.
  • ARTS 5303 - Graduate Relief
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Continues the study of the expressive/formal aesthetics of relief processes. Studio practice/investigation of artistic attitudes as exemplified through historical perspectives, traditional/contemporary usages. Students with limited experience in relief processes will be given an overview in those practices. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 5403 - Graduate Intaglio
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Continuation of the study of expressive and formal aesthetics of Intaglio processes. Studio practice and investigation of artistic attitudes as exemplified through historical perspectives, traditional, and contemporary usages. Building a body of work in this course is the goal. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Taught with ARTS 3403 and ARTS 4403.
  • ARTS 5413 - Graduate Lithography
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Taught with ARTS 3413 and ARTS 4413.

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