3 Tutorials that teach Works on Paper: Drawing, Printmaking, Photography
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Works on Paper: Drawing, Printmaking, Photography

Works on Paper: Drawing, Printmaking, Photography

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will explore works of art made on paper.

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Ted Geisel, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ted_Geisel_NYWTS.jpg. Durer pen and ink drawing, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Durer-pupila-augusta-1498.jpg, charcoal drawing, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jo%C5%BEe_Gorjup_-_Avtoportret.jpg, Degas pastel, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Degas_study.jpg, Camera obscura, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Camera_obscura2.jpg, Fox Talbot, Articles of China, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_Henry_Fox_Talbot_(British_-_Articles_of_China_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

  • Drawing

    A work of art made by marking lines, usually with a pen, pencil, or other instrument, on a sheet of paper.

  • Print Making

    The production of works of art by pressing a sheet of paper against some sort of printing block, often with the help of a printing press.

  • Photography

    The production of images using photosensitive materials on a sheet of paper or metal.

  • Relief

    A type of printmaking, such as woodblock, in which the paper comes into contact with the highest parts of the surface of the printing plate.

  • Intaglio

    The opposite of relief, in which the lowest parts of the printing plate receive ink and the paper is pressed into them. Engraving is a form of intaglio printing.

  • Works on Paper

    Drawings, prints, photographs, and other two-dimensional works of art made on paper.

  • Photo-sensitive

    Sensitive to light.