Prints and Printmaking: A Brief History-Cancelled

Course Dates: 
6 weeks: January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2018 (no class on January 15)
Mondays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Jenny S. Wilker
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Winter

Do you want to learn what an etching is? A woodcut or a wood engraving? A drypoint or an aquatint? We will learn about all these techniques, and more, in a survey of more than 500 years of printmaking. We will examine master prints by Dürer and Rembrandt, Blake and Whistler, Daumier and Delacroix, Picasso, Jasper Johns and many others. We will also look at more humble prints, those made by and for the people for many purposes, from religious devotion to political activism. This course includes a private visit to the Asheville Art Museum to examine selected prints from their collection.

Course Outline

Jenny S. Wilker ( has worked at art museums at Middlebury and Oberlin Colleges and in the Print Departments of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has a doctorate in art history from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, where she did her dissertation on 50 of Honoré Daumier’s political lithographs. Jenny enjoys making prints herself.