Course Title: Printmaking Artists Books 1B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Printmaking Artists Books 1B

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008


Hong Kong Arts Centre


340H Art


Offsh1 12

Course Coordinator: Kristen Sharp and Fran van Riemsdyk

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5002

Course Coordinator,

Course Coordinator Location: 24.2.08

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will explore the possibilities offered by the artist’s book for the presentation of visual information and ideas in relation to Fine Art Practice.   A broad range of approaches to creating artist’s books will be introduced through lectures and applied in workshops. Topics may include:

  • Simple bookbinding methods
  • The artist’s book as object
  • Digital books
  • The artist’s book as an extension to your studio practice.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • find creative solutions to constraints and challenges in a fine art context
  • engage in autonomous and continued learning, apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural/artistic production
  • develop individual and collaborative modes of working and apply skills in teamwork, leadership and self-management

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • competently apply a range of basic approaches to presenting visual information and ideas through an artist’s book
  • discuss the possibilities offered by the artist’s book for the presentation of information and ideas
  • develop working and thinking methods that assist in extending conceptual parameters for artist’s book
  • discuss and critique the role of an artist’s book within contemporary art practice

Overview of Learning Activities

Through workshops, demonstrations, lectures and group discussions you will engage in a range of learning activities that explore various tools and processes such as the hand made, digital, and hardware & software.
You will employ analytical, technical and interpretative processes to critically evaluate the use of artist’s books for creative practice using a range of reflective learning tools.

You will receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and peers through a variety of consultations and tutorials. This feedback will help you to track how your learning is progressing against the specified learning outcomes and capabilities for this course. In classes you will engage in critical reflection and reviews.

Overview of Learning Resources

HKAS will provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course.  You will also have access to a wide range of online and hardcopy resources through RMIT University Library. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course and on your development against the program capabilities. The work resulting from this course will be presented for assessment. It may consist of a range of works and/or presentation that either respond to a project outline or are self-directed and will be assessed by academic staff.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Studio Coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your lecturers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document.