Course Title: Lithography: Drawing to Print

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Lithography: Drawing to Print

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Richard Harding

Course Coordinator Phone: + 61 3 9925 1035

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 049.02.11

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


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. This elective provides an introduction to lithographic skills processes, such as, preparing a stone, drawing on a stone, processing the stone with adding and subtracting to your image as well as providing ongoing students with an opportunity to extend existing skills. You will gain an understanding of safe handling of materials and processes within the lithography studio, and how to apply these to the visual expression of conceptual principles.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

To develop a level of technical competence in the lithographic printmaking processes covered
To understand the nature of lithographic printmaking and its possibilities.

By the end of this elective you will be proficient in preparing, drawing, processing and printing from lithographic stones.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning will essentially be studio based via practical class demonstrations and individual consultation with the lecturer. Set projects presented by the lecturer and/or negotiated with the student will cover a number of lithographic processes as appropriate for the project. Students will also conduct individual visual and technical research.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will have access to professional standard printmaking facilities, a selected range of supplies and equipment, and full time technical staff. 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 contemporary art practice. Supporting, written documentation should clearly articulate the student’s intent and rationale.