Module Identifier AR22320  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Paul J Croft  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Ms Judy E Macklin, Mr Paul J Croft  
Pre-Requisite AR10120 and AR10220  
Mutually Exclusive AR22430  
Course delivery Lecture   2 x 1 hour lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   3 x 1 hour group seminars 6 x 0.5 hours of tutorials  
  Practical   11 x 8 hours of studio based practicals  
  Other   12 x 1 hour studio-based demonstrations  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio of Prints75%
Semester Assessment Sketchbook of research material 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 intaglio printing and screenprinting
b) Produce a sketchbook containing drawings, written and visual material demonstrating ability in visual research and development of images appropriate for printmaking
c) Create a body of work that demonstrates a thematic approach to research that gives expression to personal concerns and ideas
d) Use techniques and materials in a selective and critical manner with regard to process and subject matter
e) Identify their own art practice within the context of contemporary and historic traditions of printmaking
f) 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 a broad range of intaglio techniques including the use of drypoint, engraving, hard and soft ground, aquatint, mezzotint and photo-etching. The modules also provide instruction on methods of printing in black and white and in colour using multiple plates, monotype, chine colle and using other mixed media approaches.In screenprinting techniques of autographic, photographic and digital imaging and colour separation are introduced together with methods of printing with monotype and chine colle.


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 Intaglio Printmaking 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.

Intaglio Printmaking


Module Skills

Problem_solving development of practical printmaking skills and problem solving in intaglio printing and screenprinting  
Research skills development of a programme of research and self directed work that gives expression to personal ideas and concerns  
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  
Team work development and encouragement of team work and student interaction occurs during workshop-based activity and during tutorials and group seminars  
Information Technology development of graphic IT skills through use of digital imaging programmes such as Adobe Photoshop  
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  

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Adam, Robert and Robertson, Carol (2004) Screenprinting: The Complete Water Based System Thames and Hudson
Buckland-Wright, John (1953) Etching and Engraving: Techniques and the Modern Trend Studio
Castleman, Riva (1988) Prints of the 20th Century Thames and Hudson
Chamberlain, Walter (1972, 1992) The T&H Manual of Etching & Engraving, Thames and Hudson
Gale, Colin (2006) Etching and Photopolymer Intaglio Techniques A&C Black
Gilmour, Pat (1981) Artists in Print, BBC Publications
Gilmour, Pat (1978) The Mechanised Image, Arts Council of Great Britain
Griffiths, Anthony (1990) Avant-Garde British Printmaking, British Museum Publications
Griffiths, Anthony (1980) Prints and Printmaking, Introduction to History and Techniques, British Museum Publications
Gross, Anthony (1970) Etching, Engraving and Intaglio Printmaking, Oxford University Press,
Henning, R (1994) Screen printing water based techniques Watson Guptill, New York
Hoskins, Steve (2004) Inks, A&C Black Printmaking Series, A&C Black
Hoskins, Steve (2003) Water-Based Screenprinting, A&C Black Printmaking Series A&C Black
Ivins, William (1968) Prints and Visual Communications Cambridge Massachusetts
King, Brian (2005) Photo Etching (Special Interest) Model Books
Leaf, Ruth (1984) Etching, Engraving and Other Intaglio Techniques Dover Publications
Lumsden, ES (2000) The Art of Etching Dover Publications
Mara, Tim (1979) The T&H Manual of Screen printing Thames and Hudson, London
Mayor, A Hyatt (1971) Prints and People, A social History of Printed Pictures Princeton University Press And Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,
Ross, Romano & Ross (1974) The Complete Printmaker, Collier Macmillan, London
Smith, Alan (2004) Etching: A Guide to Traditional Techniques The Crowood Press
Stromquist, Annie (2005) Simple Screenprinting: Basic Techniques and Creative Projects Lark Books
Turner, Silvie (1991) Which Paper? Estamp


This module is at CQFW Level 5