Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Printmaking 4: Intaglio, Stone and Plate Lithography
Academic Year
Semester 2
Mutually Exclusive
AR10120 and AR10220
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 2 x 1 hour lectures
Seminars / Tutorials 3 x 1 hour group seminars/ 6 x 0.5 hours tutorials
Practical 11 x 12 hours of studio based practicals
Other 12 x 1 hour studio based demonstrations


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio Submission including: Sketchbook of research material   25%
Semester Assessment Suite of four related prints (learning outcome d)  25%
Semester Assessment Portfolio of Prints  50%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
a) Produce a portfolio of prints that clearly demonstrates proficiency in relief printing and / or in lithography and / or in processes of intaglio and / or in screenprinting - as appropriate to personal research
b) Produce a body of work that clearly demonstrates a thematic approach to research that gives expression to personal concerns and ideas
c) Produce a body of work that demonstrates an experimental approach to printmaking and provides evidence of a line of enquiry and research
d) Produce a small suite of no more than four related prints involving any of the print processes experienced or in combination as mixed media
e) Produce a sketchbook containing drawings, written and visual material demonstrating ability in visual research and development of images appropriate for printmaking
f) Exploit techniques of lithography and relief printing with sensitivity to process and content
g) Contextualize their art practice in relation to historical and contemporary traditions of printmaking
h) Exercise efficient use of studio facilities and time with regard to health and safety issues

Brief description

Modules AR22630 Printmaking 4 and AR22520 Printmaking 3 run concurrently and aim to encourage exploration of the creative potential of printmaking and the development of increased technical and graphic vocabulary through experimentation with a wide range of printmaking techniques and use of mixed media. In addition to the processes of intaglio printing and screenprinting, students will also have the opportunity to adopt one or more of the following techniques: stone lithography, plate lithography, photoplate lithography, waterless lithography, wood engraving, and large format woodcut.As well as developing technical proficiency in printmaking, this module places strong emphasis upon the development of a 'personal statement' and requires the student to maintain a sketchbook of relevant research material and to produce a portfolio of work related to an identifiable theme or line of enquiry over a sustained period of time. As such the module provides opportunities for testing both technical and conceptual aspects of working in preparation for work that may lead to Exhibition in the final year.For Module AR22630 students are also expected to produce a suite of no more than four related prints involving any of the print processes experienced or in combination as mixed media.


The purpose of this module is to promote and develop the student's technical competence and understanding of printmaking by encouraging experimental and independent approaches to print media based upon the continued development of self-directed study initiated during the first semester. The module also provides opportunities for broadening the student's experience of printmaking by offering instruction in techniques of lithography and relief printing.


Innovation and Development
  • Innovation and Development in Printmaking: Research Formats and Methods including examples of thematic research, technical research, historical research, visual research and research techniques employed in developing personal statements or lines of enquiry in printmaking
  • Group Seminar: Brainstorming for Personal Statement
  • Prints from the University Collection and UWA Student Archive
  • Prints from a Tamarind Portfolio
  • Innovation and Development in Printmaking: Mixed Media Prints
  • Mid Term Review and Critique of Student Work
  • Portfolio Submission, curating prints and Examination Guidelines
  • Introduction to Lithography: Historical Perspective of Technical Developments in lithography 1798-Present
  • Stone Lithography I: Graining Stones
  • Stone Lithography II: Drawing on Stone
  • Stone Lithography III: Etching Drawings on Stone
  • Stone Lithography IV: Printing in Black and White
  • Stone Lithography V: Monotype techniques and use of Chine Colle
  • Stone Lithography VI: Specialist techniques of Lo-Shu Wash and Maniere Noire
  • Stone Lithography VII: Specialist techniques of transfer
  • Introduction to Aluminium Plate Lithography and printing in colour
  • Introduction to using Positive and Negative Photoplates
  • Introduction to Waterless Lithography Relief Printing
  • Introduction to Wood Engraving and engraving on alternative surfaces: block preparation, planning, tools and cutting and printing
  • Large format woodcut: materials and techniques
  • Mixed Media Printmaking: Combining techniques and use of found objects and materials

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication development and encouragement of communication skills occurs during workshop-based activity and during tutorials and group seminars
Improving own Learning and Performance development of a self-critical approach to creative working and professional conduct in the production of a portfolio of prints
Information Technology development of graphic IT skills through use of digital imaging programmes such as Adobe Photoshop
Problem solving development of practical printmaking skills and problem solving in relief printing and in lithography
Research skills development of a programme of research and self directed work that provides evidence of experimental approach to printmaking and gives expression to the development of a personal statement
Subject Specific Skills development of specific skills of relief printing, stone and plate lithography, editioning and presentation development of studio practice, self-management and time management for completion of self-directed project work; development of awareness of related health and safety issues
Team work development and encouragement of team work and student interaction occurs during workshop-based activity and during tutorials and group seminars

Reading List

Recommended Text
Adams, Clinton (1985) American Lithographers 1900-1960. The Artists and their Printers UNM Press Primo search Adams, Clinton (1998) Nineteenth Century Lithography in Europe, The University of New Mexico Art Museum Primo search Adams, Clinton & Antreasian, Garo (1970) The Tamarind Book of Lithography, Art &Techniques, Abrams Primo search Beckwith, Karen Aluminium Plate Lithography: A manual Tamarind Institute. Primo search Brett, S (1991) Out of the Wood, British Woodcuts and Wood Engravings 1890-1945 The British Council, London Primo search Brett, S (2002) The Engravers Globe: Wood Engraving in the 21st Century Primrose Hill Press Primo search Brett, S (2000) Wood Engraving: How to do it Primrose Hill Press Primo search Castleman, Riva (1983) Prints from Blocks, Museum of Modern art, New York, Primo search Castleman, Riva (1988) Prints of the 20th Century, Thames and Hudson Primo search Chamberlain, W (1978) The Thames and Hudson Manual of Woodcut Printing, Thames & Hudson, Primo search Croft, Paul (2003) Plate Lithography, A&C Black Printmaking Series, Primo search Croft, Paul (2001) Stone lithography, A&C Black Printmaking Series Primo search Devon, Marjorie (2000) Tamarind: Forty Years, Tamarind Institute University of New Mexico Press Primo search Gilmour, Pat (1981) Artists in Print, BBC Publications Primo search Gilmour, Pat (1978) The Mechanised Image, Arts Council of Great Britain Primo search Griffiths, Anthony (1990) Avant-Garde British Printmaking British Museum Press Primo search Griffiths, Anthony 1980 (1980) Prints and Printmaking, Introduction to History and Techniques, British Museum Primo search Ivins, William (1968) Prints and Visual Communications, Cambridge Massachusetts, Primo search Knigin, Michael (1970) The techniques of Fine Art Lithography, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. Primo search Mayor, A Hyatt (1971) Prints and People, A social History of Printed Pictures Princeton University Press and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Primo search Menzies, J (1992) Contemporary Japanese prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sidney Primo search Ross, Romano & Ross (1974) The Complete Relief Print, The Free Press, New York Primo search Salter, Rebecca (2001) Japanese Woodblock Printing, A&C Black printmaking Series Primo search Senefelder, Alois (1977) A Complete Course of Lithography Da Capo Press Primo search Senefelder, Alois (1977) A Complete Course of Lithography, 1977 Da Capo Press Primo search South Bank Centre The Woodblock and the Artist. The Life and Work of Shiko Munakata. SBC 1991 (1991) The Woodblock and the Artist. The Life and Work of Shiko Munakata. SBC Primo search Stobart, Jane (2000) Printmaking for beginners A&C Black Printmaking Series Primo search Tamarind Institute (1999) Aluminium Plate Lithography Karen Beckwith, UNM Press Primo search Tamarind Institute The Tamarind Technical Papers, Volumes 1-17 Tamarind Institute, UNM Press Primo search Twyman, M (1970) Lithography 1800-1850 The techniques of drawing on Stone. OUP Primo search Vicary, Richard (1976) The Thames and Hudson Manual of Lithography, Thames and Hudson Primo search Westly, Ann Relief Printing, A&C Black Printmaking series 2001 (2001) Relief Printing, A&C Black Printmaking series Primo search Wisneski, Kurt (1995) Monotype/Monoprint Bullbrier Press, Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 5