12 Art Printmaking

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Grant

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.

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.

Learning Areas:

The Arts

Assessment Policy & Procedures

13 Art Design, 13 Art History Modern, 13 Art History Renaissance, 13 Art Painting, 13 Art Printmaking, 13 Art Sculpture

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

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.

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
Pathway Tags

Bachelor of Fine Arts and Visual Arts degrees and a variety of Diploma studies in the Visual Arts - Printmaking, Painting, Design, Architecture, Media, Fashion and Film.

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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.