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Spring 2022 Newsletter - upcoming - Relief printmaking in Korea

UCSC Global Seminars --  Tradition and Innovation: Relief printmaking in Korea

Professor Jimin Lee will be taking a group of 16 students (14 UCSC ,1 UCB and 1 UCSB) to Korea during Summer Session 2 (July 25-August 20, 2022).

Bridget Henry, Print Studio Research Associate, will be joining as the Second Program Leader.

Program Overview

This program is based at Kookmin University in Seoul for the majority of the program. Students will learn a wide range of traditional and contemporary, woodblock (relief) printmaking processes that cover techniques, application of tools, materials, issues, and concepts. Students will also learn a condensed history of the development of woodblock printmaking. The excursions that are built into this program include cultural visits to the UNESCO world heritage sites in Cheongju, Jeonju, Haeinsa, and Gyeongju.

Classes will help stimulate and inspire art major students to prepare for their artistic careers and expand their possibilities for study opportunities internationally. Classes will include field trips to local museums and galleries, hands-on workshops, and interactions with local visiting artists, master printmakers, and other Korean students. Through various class activities, excursions, and cultural visits students will be exposed to diverse and multi-regional art practices that will broaden their perspectives and increase their understanding not only in the field of print media but in the larger contemporary visual culture.