13 Art Printmaking

13APR
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Grant

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 12 Printmaking or any other Year 12 Art subject where the student has Achieved in the external standard (preferred) or by pre approval by 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 printmaking at level 2 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 12 Printmaking.




Learning Areas:

The Arts


Assessment Policy & Procedures
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 $100.00
$100.00

Assessment Information This course offers one Internal Achievement standard worth 4 credits, and one external Achievement Standard ( 3 folio boards) worth 14 crediits.
Pathway Tags

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts degrees, 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.