Course Description: This course will focus on critique, discussion and studio-based practice that includes directed investigations around individual interests as a means to prepare the student for the Junior Review and Senior year. Through field trips, guest artists, 1-1 meetings, and visits to the MFA studios, we will consider the artist's studio practice, the working process, and the presentation of work in the larger community of artists in the Bay Area.

Junior Tutorial Section Description: Juniors will focus on critique, discussion and studio-based practice that include investigations around individual interests as a means to prepare the student for the Junior Review and senior year. Through field trips, guest artists/curators, one-on-one meetings, and visits to print shops, galleries and presses we will consider the artist's studio practice, the working process, and the presentation of work among their peers and in the broader Bay Area community. Guests may include artists/curators, and visits will be arranged to print shops, galleries and presses. A continuing class dialog, rigorous evaluation of each student's work, and refining studio practice will be important components of the class.

Senior Projects Course Description: Seniors will concentrate on developing a body of work for their graduating show and exit portfolio, as well as all the pertinent issues relating to professional practices, including developing an artist web presence. Portfolio and image preparation will be covered, as well as familiarizing the student with local professional print studios and career/residency opportunities. Guests will include an artist/printmaker, and visits to local museums and print collections. A continuing class dialog and rigorous evaluation of each student's work, as well as refining studio practice, will be important components for the class.