Module Identifier AR22520  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Paul J Croft  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Ms Judy E Macklin, Mr Paul J Croft  
Pre-Requisite AR10120 and AR10220  
Mutually Exclusive AR22630  
Course delivery Lecture   2 x 1 hour lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   3 x 1 hour group seminars, 6 x 0.5 hour tutorials  
  Practical   11x 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 Portfolio Submission including: Sketchbook of research material25%

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 sketchbook containing drawings, written and visual material demonstrating ability in visual research and development of images appropriate for printmaking
e) Exploit techniques of lithography and relief printing 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 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.


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


Relief Printing

Module Skills

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  
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 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  

Reading Lists

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


This module is at CQFW Level 5