Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Printmaking 2- Relief Printing and Screenprinting
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Practical 11 x 5 Hour Practicals
Lecture 11 x 1 Hour Lectures
Practical 11 x 3 Hour Practicals


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

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to
a) Produce a portfolio of prints that clearly demonstrates proficiency in both screenprinting and / or relief printing 
and approaches to hybrid printmaking wherever appropriate.
b) Produce a sketchbook containing drawings, written and visual material demonstrating ability in visual research and development of images appropriate for printmaking
c) Produce a small suite of no more than four related prints involving either of the print processes experienced or in combination as mixed media.
d) Create a body of work that demonstrates a thematic approach to research that gives expression to personal concerns and ideas
e) Use techniques and materials in a selective and critical manner with regard to process and subject matter
f) Identify their own art practice within the context of contemporary and historic traditions of printmaking
g) Develop proficient patterns of working within the print studio with regard to issues of health and safety

Brief description

Modules AR22320 Printmaking 1 and AR22430 Printmaking 2 run concurrently and introduce students to a broad range of printmaking techniques in screenprinting, relief printing and approaches to hybrid printmaking.

In Relief Printing students are introduced to a variety of materials and techniques of linocut, woodcut and wood engraving. The module also provides instruction on methods of printing in black and white and in colour using multiple blocks, monotype, chine colle and using other mixed media approaches.

In screenprinting, techniques of autographic, photographic and digital imaging and colour separation are introduced in conjunction with monotype and chine colle.

For Module AR22430 students are also expected to produce a suite of no more than four related prints involving either of the print processes experienced or in combination as mixed media.


The purpose of this module is to introduce to the student the possibilities and potential of printmaking as a significant means for developing and producing images in a graphic and multiple form. The course provides a sound foundation in workshop practice and technical instruction in the use of materials and processes of Relief Printing and Screenprinting. The module also encourages individual responses to drawing and the development of ideas and images appropriate for printmaking.


Image Development and Workshop Practice

Students are encouraged to research and develop themes in their work that give expression to personal ideas and concerns. Students are expected to maintain a sketchbook for drawing, collation of relevant visual and written material and for the development of ideas. Students will be introduced to concepts of drawing for process and to create prints that demonstrate an understanding of and consideration for both the limitations and creative potential of each medium. Using original works of art from the University's Collection students are introduced to the work of past and contemporary exponents of printmaking practice and are taught how to identify qualities that are specific to each print medium.

  • Introduction to the use of sketchbooks and drawing for printmaking
  • Group Seminar: Brainstorming for Personal Response
  • Prints from the University Collection and UWA Student Archive
  • Introduction to workshop practice and Health and safety Issues
  • Curating Prints
  • Examples of print portfolios, suites and series
  • Mid Term Review and Critique of Student Work
  • Portfolio Submission and Examination Guidelines
Relief Printing and Approaches to Hybrid Printmaking

  • Introduction to Relief Printing within an Historical Context
  • Introduction to use of materials: Lino, Wood, Cork, Japanese Vinyl etc
  • Introduction to Linocut: Block Preparation, cutting and printing in Black and White
  • Introduction to Woodcut: Block Preparation, cutting and printing in Black and White
  • Introduction to Wood Engraving and engraving different materials
  • Approaches to colour printing: waste block, multiple block printing, jigsaw, chine collé
  • Approaches to mixed media and hybrid printing
  • Large format woodcut: materials and techniques

  • Introduction to Screenprinting: Historical Perspective of Technical Developments during the Twentieth Century Introduction to Screen Preparation
  • Autographic Techniques of Imaging and Colour Separation
  • Photographic and Digital Techniques of Imaging and Colour Separation
  • Screenprinting: Inks, Blends and Monotype Techniques

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 and suite 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 screenprinting
Research skills development of a programme of research and self directed work that gives expression to personal ideas and concerns
Subject Specific Skills development of specific skills of intaglio printmaking and screenprinting, 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


This module is at CQFW Level 5