Course Title: Produce prints

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: VART5778C

Course Title: Produce prints

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5048 - Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

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Nominal Hours: 50

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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

Performance Criteria:

Produce technical resource material which records the selection and correct application of materials, tools and equipment used in the various print media experienced.


Prepare and maintain resources for the production of prints

Performance Criteria:

Identify printmaking materials and record data on their particular properties and sources of supply.


Realise prints

Performance Criteria:

Produce limited edition prints and monoprints which demonstrate a knowledge of the conventions of printmaking.

Learning Outcomes

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

Details of Learning Activities

The learning experiences will include practical demonstrations of printmaking techniques. The set projects will be specifically designed to make you aware of the unique possibilities inherent in printmaking processes and to open up new avenues of exploration for your own art practice. Individual consultations with the lecturer will give you the opportunity to explore the conceptual and technical possibilities of your approach to the set projects in greater depth.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 : Orientation

Week 2: Introduction

Weeks 3-8   Project 1  ( Cityscape - Etching, Drypoint and Monoprinting)

Weeks 9-12 Project 2 ( Monochromatic Linoleum Cut)

Weeks 13-15 Project 3 (Colour Linoleum Cut)

Week 16 General studio and folio preparation

Week 17-18 Folio Assesment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written response.

Assessment Tasks

Project 1 - Street Scene Panorama (completion of one resolved image, edition for exchange, completed construction of a concertina artist’s book.)

Project 2/3 - The Language of Pattern ( Completion of one resolved monochromatic image witha minimum edition of five. A minimum of four resolved unique state multi-block colour prints.)

NB: Students should note that preparatory work and experimental printing will be a major component of assesment.

Assessment Matrix

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