ART06091 2019 Printmaking 3 (Project based printmaking 1)

General Details

Full Title
Printmaking 3 (Project based printmaking 1)
Transcript Title
Printmaking 3 (Project based p
75 %
Subject Area
ART - Art
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
John Graham
Programme Membership
SG_AARTT_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art SG_AARTT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art

Photo-based and multi-screen based screen-printing techniques will be introduced. Multi-plate etching techniques will be introduced. Learners wil also build on technical and conceptual skills acquired in Printmaking 1 and Printmaking 2. While a variety of printmaking techniques will continue to be demonstrated and practised, Printmaking 3 is lead primarily by conceptual and thematic concerns. These concerns will be shaped and focused through thematic studio projects, common across the different studio areas. The possibilities of printmaking will be explored and allied to the general development of the individual student's ideas and visual language. Themes and concepts in printmaking will be explored through illustrated lectures and discussion of related themes across a range of the visual arts.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Have knowledge of and be capable of working within a wide range of printmaking media and processes.


Express individual responses to project themes through the medium of printmaking.


Demonstrate a developing awareness of and ability to express individual ideas through printmaking processes.


Have knowledge of a range of themes and concepts in printmaking and the wider field of visual arts.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Demonstration and practice of advanced screen-printing and etching techniques.

In the printmaking workshop themed diagnostic projects shared with other stage 2 fine art modules (with an additional and specific printmaking focus) will help to orientate and shape the learners progress.

Illustrated lectures and workshop discussion will support a wider appreciation of the artistic and cultural significance of printmaking.

One to one tutorials will support the learners engagement and progress towards independent research.

Field trips and visiting artists will complement the students work programme.

Module Assessment Strategies

In the final week of the semester, the assessment will be based on a presentation of course work. The presentation will include working drawings and other images, notebooks, proofs, and final prints. There will also be a formal mid-semester review.

The students achievement will be measured on the evidence of their submitted work. The effective development, execution and presentation of course work will be evaluated.

Repeat Assessments

A comprehensive repeat project brief will be offered to students who fail to achieve a pass grade or better for the module. The repeat project will include screen-printing and etching requirements. The deadline for the repeat project will be August 31 of the relevant academic year. In evaluating the repeat project the effective development, execution and presentation of the project work will be considered.

Indicative Syllabus

The module will introduce photo-based, multi-screen based screen-printing methods. The module will introduce multi-plate etching techniques. 

The module will deepen an exploration of techniques, themes and concepts in the practice of printmaking.

A variety of printmaking methods will be demonstrated and practised, based on individual student responses to given projects.

Students will develop their understanding of the synthesis of materials, processes and ideas that underpin printmaking and art-making more generally.



Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Presentation of course work in Printmaking 3 Final Exam Practical Evaluation 100 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Printmaking Studio Printmaking, various techniques and practices 5 Fortnightly 2.50
Lecture Printmaking Studio Modern and Contemporary Printmaking 1 Fortnightly 0.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2010 Printmaking Black Dog Publishing
ISBN STANFORD:36105215324067

Printmaking: A Contemporary Perspective is a solid overview of current work in this exciting area, taking into account the history and the different techniques available for artists working today. Using the work of contemporary artists, Printmaking tells the story of the progression of this art form and highlights the most important technological advances and influential artists. Printmaking is split into sections including: Reworking Traditions; Painterly Approaches; the Hybrid Print; Political Imperatives; the Sculptors Print; Installation and Expanded Print; and New Technology. Each section discusses the origin of print styles, early artists, and contemporary artists working with print today. The various methods of printing, such as monoprinting, linocut and screen-printing, through to etching and lithography are discussed throughout these sections in relation to the artists that work with them. Exploring contemporary approaches to this ever-growing medium, Printmaking discusses the work of some of the most exciting artists working in the field today. Artists featured include Richard Hamilton, Damien Hirst, Roni Horn, Masami Teraoka, Kara Walker, Oscar Munos, Willie Cole, Banksy and Brooklyn based Faile Collective. The work of influential artists in the field throughout history are also included, such as Rembrandt, Goya, Degas, Picasso, Paula Rego, and George Baselitz, to show the effect their work has had on a younger generation of artists.

Required Reading
2017-10 Screenprinting
ISBN 0500293201 ISBN-13 9780500293201

Screenprinting is in the midst of a popular revival among beginners, students, hobbyists and experts alike, but there are very few recent publications that give actual fundamental information on its techniques and processes. This book provides the missing manual on this very popular practice. It includes iInspirational step-by-steps with leading artists, illustrators and designers, including Ben Eine and Rob Ryan. In each step-by-step original work is created to showcase a key process or technique such as hand-cut stencils, colour blending and monoprinting. The information on materials and techniques, along with tips, insights and troubleshooting, will ensure today's creatively minded screenprinters will be able to produce eye-catching work of their own. The book also gives valuable advice to the budding screenprinter on how to organize an exhibition or screenprinting event and promote and sell their work. Deliciously fresh and visual, with specially commissioned photographs and written by a vibrant, innovative group working and teaching at the very epicentre of the contemporary screenprinting scene, this book is the complete modern guide for screenprinters of all levels of knowledge and skill, and will have a vital presence in their studios and workshops.

Required Reading
2017-09-07 Printmaking
ISBN 2888933489 ISBN-13 9782888933489

An inspirational insight into the art of printmaking, this complete and comprehensive guide to techniques is packed with essential information and inspiration from some of the most prominent printmakers of our time, making it the essential companion for modern printmakers. Including interviews with leading artists about their different working methods, explorations of printhouses and workshops reveal developments within the various media in this field and featuring contemporary imagery from leading international artists, this exciting visual encyclopaedia is full of inspiration for more experienced printmakers, and packed with advice for students who wish to learn more of these fascinating artisan techniques.

Recommended Reading
2018-06-15 Perspectives on Contemporary Printmaking
ISBN 1526125757 ISBN-13 9781526125750

The anthology, the first of its kind, includes 32 texts on contemporary prints and printmaking written from the mid-1980s to the present by authors from across the world. Texts formats range from the art-historical and academic to art criticism and creative art writing. The collection is designed to provide a critical topography of artistic printmaking during this period rather than a general survey of which a number already exist. The book's aim is to make a range of often widely dispersed texts available. It is directed at an audience of international stakeholders in the field of contemporary print/printmaking/printmedia, including Higher Education, such as art students, practising artists, museum curators, critics, educationalists, print publishers and print scholars. It will provide a basis for an expansion of the debate in the field and act as a starting point for further research.

Recommended Reading
2016-01-05 Modern Printmaking Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN 9781607747598 ISBN-13 1607747596

A technical and inspirational book on the history and contemporary processes for relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, mixed media/transfers, and post digital graphics, with extended profiles of 30 contemporary printmakers. Featuring instruction, interviews, example images, and philosophy, it provides a modern look at printmaking today, in all its forms

Recommended Reading
2006-04-20 Printmaking at the Edge A&C Black
ISBN 0713667842 ISBN-13 9780713667844

Printmaking at the Edge explores the innovative techniques printmakers are using today. The topics covered range from the challenges of new technology and materials (for example, the latest high-tech plates and speciality papers and inks) to the persistence of traditional techniques and the new directions they are taking (for example, digital techniques being used with silkscreen and wood engraving). All scales and stages of printmaking are dealt with. This book is a vital source of information for students and includes interviews with prominent international artists, revealing the secrets behind their work and the possibilities for the future. Included is the work of artists from UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Poland, Argentina, Nicaragua, Belgium, Lithuania, Iceland, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Iraq, Korea, Taiwan and Australia.

Recommended Reading
2005-05-01 Collagraphs and Mixed-Media Printmaking A&C Black
ISBN 0713663960 ISBN-13 9780713663969

Collagraphs are prints made from collages, relief sculpture, carved, stripped or layered plates, or mixed media. Material can be added to prints at any stage, which means that this method of working allows for a much more fluid artistic approach than other types of printmaking. In this book, the authors describe a wide range of collagraph techniques, providing the user with practical help on the choice of materials and printing methods to achieve the best results. It is illustrated with images of the work of British and international collagraph artists, making it a practical and inspirational guide for both students and experienced printmakers. A large portion of the book is dedicated to information about a wide range of collagraph artists and their work.

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