Course Title: Lithography, Drawing into Print

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Lithography, Drawing into Print

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008

Course Coordinator: Richard Harding

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1035

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 49.B

Course Coordinator Availability: Via appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is for Fine Art Students from BP201 only.

Course Description

Through practical workshops this course introduces and explores a range of processes and techniques of lithography as a medium for drawing. Line and wash techniques will be developed over a series of projects.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will develop a level of technical competence in a range of lithographic techniques, as well as develop an understanding of the unique possibilities offered by lithography and the multiple for the extension of drawing skills and thinking methodologies.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning will essentially be studio based via practical class demonstrations and individual consultation with the lecturer. The lithographic processes introduced in this course include pencil, crayon, tusche wash, deletion, and rubbing crayon. The lecturer will also direct you to relevant exhibitions and artists as they arise.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will have access to professional standard printmaking facilities, and a selected range of supplies and equipment. RMIT is in close proximity to a broad range of Melbourne galleries and cultural venues, and professional printmaking workshops and suppliers are also readily accessible. All students have access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources, with the State Library being on RMIT’s doorstep.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is via folio submission, and is conducted by the lecturer. Details will be available through the lecturer prior to the time of assessment.
The final folio of work should demonstrate technical competence and critical engagement. Back up work should demonstrate both technical and conceptual experimentation, as well as engagement with lithography’s unique facility for extending drawing skills.