Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Printmaking 3: Screenprinting, lithography & hybrid printing
Academic Year
Semester 2
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio  Portfolio Submission including: Sketchbook of research material  100%
Supplementary Assessment Portfolio  Portfolio of Prints  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

a) Produce a portfolio of prints that clearly demonstrates proficiency in both screenprinting and lithography, and also exploration of hybrid printmaking wherever this appropriate

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 sketchbook containing drawings, written and visual material demonstrating ability in visual research and development of images appropriate for printmaking

e) Exploit techniques of screenprinting and lithography with sensitivity to process and content

f) Contextualize their art practice in relation to historical and contemporary traditions of printmaking

g) Exercise efficient use of studio facilities and time with regard to health and safety issues

Brief description

Modules AR22520 Printmaking 3 and AR22630 Printmaking 4 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 used in both screenprinting, stone and plate lithography. Media content taught may vary from year to year depending upon staffing and resources available and occasionally this may lead to swapping of media between Printmaking 3 and Printmaking 1 (Semester 1).

In addition to the processes of intaglio and relief printing introduced during the first semester, students will have the opportunity to learn processes of screenprinting, printing monotype, direct and indirect methods of stencil preparation and the development of images using autographic, photographic and digital approaches. In lithography students will be introduced to techniques of stone lithography, plate lithography, photoplate lithography and whenever time permits: waterless lithography.

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.


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 screenprinting and lithography. The module also encourages individual responses to drawing and the development of ideas and images appropriate for printmaking.


Innovation and Development

• Developing research including 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 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

• Introduction to Lithography: Historical perspective of technical developments in lithography since 1798
• 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 lithography
• Introduction to Aluminium Plate Lithography and printing in colour
• Introduction to using Photoplates

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 screenprinting 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


This module is at CQFW Level 5