12 Art Printmaking

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Grant

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

This course builds on processes, and techniques initiated in Year 11 Art. Student's will be introduced to a wide range of printmaking techniques through technical workshops; Including intaglio etching, woodcut reduction printing, lithography, monotype. monoprinting, stencilling and screen printing. 

Students’ ability to communicate visually is enhanced by a personalised program of study. They will be encouraged to learn new processes through experimentation, to find the techniques suited to their personal styles and conceptual concerns. 

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.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$80 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 $80 for the cost of materials.

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.


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. 91311 v2
Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting
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
TotalNumeracy 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.

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