[CUSAI 2020] 5 Projects

During this 4 week program, students in the 5 Projects class explored a series of experimental techniques combining elements of printmaking and drawing. This cross pollination of skills allowed for the interplay of repetition and iteration, revising and expanding a vocabulary of mark making. Starting from the body as a trace, students moved on to document and recapture surfaces, objects and spaces of their home space.

Pablo Diaz, Instructor

To the students–It was really exciting to see you make such compelling work with so little means. You all spun gold from ink and China Markers. Best of luck in your future endeavors.

Ciana Malchione, Teaching Assistant

(Artwork is listed in alphabetical order by students last name)

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