Relief printmaking is a medium capable of immense graphic power and unique subtlety. In this course students will explore the rich possibilities of image production through traditional and contemporary relief techniques. Wood, linoleum, and other alternative blocks will be employed to create a wide variety of prints. Emphasis will be placed on expanding the traditional boundaries of relief printmaking and incorporating contemporary ideas into making art. Students are encouraged to explore creative methods that meet individual aesthetic and conceptual needs, and further deepen his/her understanding of experimental directions in contemporary printmaking. This course is open to beginning and advanced students in any discipline.