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Akemi Ohira

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Art
Office location and address
Ruffin 226
179 Culbreth Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
MFA Carnegie Mellon University, 1992

Akemi Ohira received her B.F.A. from Cornell University, and her M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. She joined the faculty of the McIntire Department of Art in the fall of 1993, and has since regularly taught introductory, intermediate and advanced printmaking, as well as directed projects for the Distinguished Majors Program. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S., as well as in Japan.

ARTS 2560: Special Topics in Printmaking
Credits: 3–4
An introduction to the specialized materials, methods, processes, and cultural issues as they relate to the history and practice of Printmaking
ARTS 2610: Drawing I
Credits: 3
A continued introductory study of the materials and techniques of drawing. Provides training in the coordination of hand and eye and encourages development of visual analysis. Emphasizes understanding form, space, light and composition. May be taken concurrently with ARTS 2000.
ARTS 2620: Drawing II
Credits: 3
Applies technical drawing skills to projects that delve into analytical thinking and idea-based work. Projects are designed to help students experiment and learn how to communicate meaning visually. Prerequisite: ARTS 2000 and ARTS 2610.
ARTS 2670: Introduction to Intaglio & Monotype Printmaking
Credits: 3
Introduction to intaglio printmaking and monotype techniques, including hard and soft ground etch, aquatint, and drypoint.
ARTS 2672: Introduction to Lithography & Relief Printmaking
Credits: 3
Introduction to Lithography (planographic), and woodcut and other relief printmaking processes.
ARTS 3670: Intermediate Printmaking I
Credits: 3
Includes relief printing, advanced lithography techniques, including color lithography, color etching, monotypes, and further development of black and white imagery. Printmaking professors and course content vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: ARTS 2670 and ARTS 2672.
ARTS 3672: Intermediate Printmaking II
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ARTS 2670, 2672.
ARTS 4670: Advanced Problems in Printmaking
Credits: 3
Designed for students who have completed two or more semesters of study of a specific printmaking technique (woodcut, etching, or lithography) and wish to continue their exploration of that technique. Prerequisite: ARTS 3670 or 3672.
ARTS 4672: Advanced Problems in Printmaking
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ARTS 3670 or 3672.
ARTS 4900: Advanced Project in Art
Credits: 1–4
Investigation and development of a consistent idea or theme in painting, sculpture, or the graphic arts. May be taken more than once under the same course number by students who are sufficiently advanced in studio work. This course is not intended to be used for major credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
IMP 4970: Interdisciplinary Thesis
Credits: 3
Required Thesis for Interdisciplinary majors.
IMP 4971: Interdisciplinary Thesis
Credits: 3
Required Thesis for Interdisciplinary majors.
LAR 5993: Advanced Independent Research
Credits: 1–3
Advanced independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor Prerequisite: permission of instructor.