The Warwick High School Foundations of Printmaking class had the opportunity to take a field trip to two extraordinary exhibits focusing on the art form of printmaking in downtown Lancaster City.
"Printmaking Through History: Artist Prints" at the Demuth Museum and "Art of the Big Print: Master Lancaster Printmakers" at the Lancaster Museum of Art both displayed etchings, screenprints, woodcuts, and lithographs by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Charles Demuth, Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt, Alexandar Calder and more. Students were given a guided tour by an art historian that taught them about the historical and artistic relevance of printmaking as an art form.
"Students were able to draw direct connections between what they have been learning and creating this school year in Foundations of Printmaking to incredible master printmakers' art of the past and present,” stated Mrs. Hohenadel, an art teacher at the Warwick High School.
She continued on by saying, “What is really exciting is that, for the most part, a lot of the techniques students are using in this class are the exact same as they were during the 1500's and on.”