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Undergraduate Course: Developing Printmaking Techniques (LLLA07027)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryTHIS 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:

RESEARCH
Generate a range of coherent visual ideas from their own research suitable to translate into artists┐ prints

PRACTICE
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;

PRESENT
create a considered and coherent series of personal and original unique prints which have considered the uses of drawing, composition and colour.
Reading List
Recommended

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.
Additional Information
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
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Robbie Bushe
Tel:
Email: r.bushe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Email: s.landles@ed.ac.uk
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