Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Printmaking (LLLA07078)
|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 introduction to printmaking enables students to experiment with colour, texture and composition through a range of relief and intaglio techniques such as woodcut and collagraphy. 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
|Additional Costs|| 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:
Develop and research visual ideas and compositions suitable to translate into artists┐ prints
Use print methods 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 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 make effective use of a range of printmaking processes
Skills in designing ideas for print
Understanding of editioning prints
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