Photomechanical Methods in Print

Course code AART3240Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course encourages an understanding of the use of light as a means of creating images in etching, lithography and silkscreen printing. The development of appropriate imagery generated photographically, digitally or manually is integral to this course. There is an emphasis on the print in a contemporary context, the development of critical skills and studio-based knowledge of sound printmaking practices.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To consider the creative and technical potential of all photo and digitally devised imagery for Printmaking;

2. To encourage and extend creative development as a printmaker through a self-structured program designed in consultation with lecturers;

3. To promote an awareness of contemporary art ideas, theories, practices and techniques;

4. To develop appropriate visual research practices and material.
ContentTopics may include:

1. Techniques and materials used to apply photography in printmaking;

2. Research and documentation skills linking photography to all printmaking media;

3. Investigation of such techniques as tone separation, colour reduction and colour separation methods in silkscreen, block printing, etching and lithography;

4. Image manipulation through digital technology;

5. Appropriate use of colour in printmaking;

6. Cowtoxicity and alternative printmaking processes;
7. Projects to promote the importance and relevance of the world of ideas to the image making process;

8. Preparation of relevant research material in the form of studios diaries, working drawings and technical notes;

9. Exhibition procedures, mounting, framing and presentation of prints;

10. Health and safety.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of AART1500.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudio
Assessment Items
JournalStudio journal accounts for 20%
Other: (please specify)Students are expected to attend at least 80% of classes
Studio OutputStudio production accounts for 80%
Contact HoursStudio: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AART3240