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This subject will introduce students to the unique possibilities inherent in printmaking processes, with a technical focus on monotype and relief techniques.
Alongside this workshop focus, students will be introduced to the key historical moments in the evolution of printmaking through an introductory lecture, which encompasses the fundamental technological innovations that have impacted upon printmaking, as well as the major terms of reference that will allow students to engage with printmaking terminology within a workshop environment.
Within the workshop, students will be encouraged to explore their own work and utilise a selection of techniques by engaging with ideas of repetition, difference, and variation.
This subject is designed to explore printmaking processes and technology as a vehicle for imaging ideas and image production, as well as to motivate and involve students in analytical thinking about visual perception. It also includes an induction into the Printmaking workshop, with an emphasis on Occupational Health & Safety.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- demonstrate skills in printmaking methods and technical processes;
- identify and apply relevant occupational health and safety practices;
- show technical development and proficiency in manipulating a range of print media through practical experimentation and set tasks;
- produce original images leading to materially and conceptually developed artworks;
- demonstrate independent research in the field of printmaking;
- evaluate printmaking processes, creative outcomes and their own development.
On completion of the subject students should be able to:
- display an awareness of the graphic possibilities of a variety of concepts, materials and practices;
- exhibit evidence of skill development both pictorially and technically as a means of independent image making;
- demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
- demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis and problem solving;
- demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary art, cultural developments and new ideas.
Last updated: 7 September 2023