Undergraduate Course: Developing Printmaking Techniques (LLLA07027)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
This printmaking course enables students to experiment with colour, texture and composition through a range of relief and intaglio techniques. As well as developing techniques in relief printing, woodcut and collagraphy, students will be introduced to more complex etching techniques developing tone through the use of acrylic grounds and photographic methods. Students will be encouraged to generate and develop visual ideas suitable for print through their own visual research, drawings in a sketchbook as well as looking at a range of artists and illustrators who have used printmaking as a means of expression.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:
Generate a range of coherent visual ideas from their own research suitable to translate into artists┐ prints
demonstrative an effective and considered use of stencil, reduction and multiple blocks to create layers of colour and textures and use soft and hard ground etching techniques, editioning and good registration techniques;
create a considered and coherent series of personal and original unique prints which have considered the uses of drawing, composition and colour.
d┐Arcy Hughes, A., and Vernon-Morris, H., 2008. Printmaking: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques. Roto Vision.
Grabowski, B., 2009. Printmaking: a complete guide to materials and processes. London: Laurence King.
Adam, R. and Robertson, C., 2007. Intaglio: The Complete Safety-First System for Creative Printmaking: Acrylic-Resist Etching, Collagraphy, Engraving, Drypoint, Mezzotint. London: Thames and Hudson
Graver, M., 2011. Non Toxic Printmaking. London: AC Black
Edinburgh Printmakers, 2007. Edinburgh Printmakers, 40 Years of Original Prints. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Printmakers.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||ability to use a range of printmaking processes
understanding of designing ideas for print
understanding of editioning
ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of printmaking within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400