12 Art Printmaking

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Grant

Printmaking has an exciting rich history and a thriving and diverse contemporary practice globally. 

Students will learn about and extend their control of a wide range of interesting traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques, including drypoint and copper sulphate etching, pronto-plate, woodblock, embossing, monoprint and screen-printing techniques.

Students’ ability to communicate visually is enhanced by a personalised program of study. They will be encouraged to integrate techniques and develop their own experimental approaches in accordance with contemporary Print practice. Students will learn how to develop their ideas in series of artworks, supported by research into contemporary printmaking artists. 

Students will be required to complete two major practical assignments. The assignments will include research on aspects of printmaking practice, journal documentation of related explorations in drawing and a final folio submission. Students will investigate a specific theme, identifying and generating their own individual ideas.

NB: Students who didn't take art or photography at level 1 are welcome to choose this subject however in the case if the class is full, priority will be made to those students who did take 11 visual arts course.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Visual Art with at least an Achieved in the external standard (preferred) or with approval from the TIC Printmaking Rachael Grant.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$100 Take Home Contribution that includes external folio submission costs. Students taking this course will produce products using specialty printmaking materials and tools that will be taken home and therefore will be asked to pay $100 for the cost of materials.

Description Type Value
Take home contribution Non-Voluntary $80.00

Assessment Information

This course offers 2 Achievement standards -
One internal assessment worth 4 credits
One external assessment ( 2 folio boards) worth 12 credits


Year 13 Painting, Printmaking, Design, Sculpture and Scholarship. This course can be complemented with Year 12 Art History.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91318 v2
Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established printmaking practice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91321 v2
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within painting
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.