Shatzman on Chinese Printmaking at Duke Kunshan

Professor of the practice in printmaking in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, is currently teaching a class in printmaking and Chinese culture at Duke Kunshan University. It is the first hands-on art practice course offered there.
 
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED March 7, 2017 in DukeToday

Shatzman Leads Class on Chinese Printmaking at Duke Kunshan University

By Duke Today Staff

Merrill Shatzman's course focuses on woodblock printmaking, with students creating works relating to different facets of how woodblocks were used in Chinese art – as descriptive images, in books and as posters.

Students use woodblocks in printing during a class with Shatzman.

Students use woodblocks in printing during a class with Shatzman.

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DKU: A Printmaking Class in Adventure

During the Spring 2017 semester, Merrill Shatzman, professor of the practice in printmaking, is teaching in the GLS Program at Duke Kunshan University (DKU) in China.  

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Her course, Relief Printmaking and Chinese Culture, is the first hands-on art practice course to be taught on the campus. The course focuses on woodblock printmaking, with students creating works relating to different facets of how woodblocks were used in Chinese art: as descriptive images, in books, and as posters. The course will run for seven weeks, during which students will create works in each of these topics and learn about China’s rich history in print culture.

Shatzman relates that DKU has been an amazing experience for both her and her students.

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