Course Title: Produce prints

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5778C

Course ID: 039013

Course Title: Produce prints

School: 340T Art

Program Code: C5048 - Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

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Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

OHTH5322C Follow health, safety and security procedures

Course Description

In this course students produce prints through the exploration and application of a range of techniques, tools, equipment and materials.

This is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form encouraging experimentation with the unique possibilities of printmaking in creating original imagery.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP45A Produce prints


Explore printmaking techniques to plan work


Prepare and maintain resources for the production of prints


Realise prints

Learning Outcomes

1. Prepare and maintain resources for the production of prints
2. Explore printmaking techniques to plan art works
3. Realise prints

Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities

Identify the occupational health and safety aspects of printmaking materials and processes, and demonstrate safe working practices.

Familiarisation with basic bookmaking and printmaking terminology and conventions.

Establish an understanding of the unique possibilities of printmaking in the production of imagery.

Apply basic printmaking processes and techniques in the production of a series of prints in selected print media.

Compile a technical resource file that documents technical processes and serves as a resource for the development of original prints. This may be incorporated with the Visual Diary.

Teaching Schedule

1 Orientation

3 Project 1 Panarama Etching
4 Project 1 Panarama Etching
5 Project 1 Panarama Etching
6 Project 1 Panarama Etching
7 Project 1 Panarama Etching
8 Project 2 Linoleum Cut
9 Project 2 Linoleum Cut
10 Project 2 Linoleum Cut
11 Project 2 Linoleum Cut
12 Project 3 Reduction
Linoleum Cut
13 Project 3  Reduction
Linoleum Cut
14 Project 3  Reduction
Linoleum Cut
15 Project 3  Reduction
Linoleum Cut
16Folio Preparation
 Open Studio
17 Assessment  Assessment
18 Folio Enrichement
 Open Studio

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Grishin, S. Contemporary Australian Printmaking, Craftsman House, Roseville 1994

Imprint (quarterly printmaking journal), Print Council of Australia, Melbourne Victoria

Printmaking today: a quarterly journal of contemporary international graphic art, Farrand Press London

Rossol, M & Bartlett, B, Danger! Artists at Work, 2nd Edition, Thorpe, Melbourne

The Complete Guide to Prints and Printmaking Techniques and Materials, Oxford: Phaidon, 1981

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written response.

Assessment Tasks

3 resolved Projects.
Printmaking technical workbook (Containing technical information, notes and drawings in relation to processes and projects. This may be incorporated within the visual diary.)
Class participation and studio practice incorporating key competency completion.

Students are given a non graded mark (PX) at the end of semester one with written feed back.

Assessment criteria as set out in Art and Design Curriculum Framework 12857 VIC (Visual Arts)

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