Printmaking (Intermediate)

1. Overview

Explore more fully a range of intaglio applications such as copper plate etching.

This course is recommended for students who have completed the Foundation Printmaking course, or who have equivalent experience.

2. What you will study

Intermediate students will explore more fully a range of intaglio applications such as copper plate etching, collagraph and drypoint through the production of small scale test pieces and will be encouraged to develop their design understanding through personalised projects, working towards resolved prints.

This course simultaneously accommodates Advanced students who wish to build upon their prior practice of printmaking, and further explore their personal practice, projects and skills. Self-directed study in their chosen medium will vary depending on the level of experience and desire to develop work independently or with the support of the lecturer.

Knowledge and understanding of printmaking processes will be advanced through practical demonstrations, class talks, group/individual discussion and studio-based practice. Students are encouraged to keep a visual diary, which reflects their personal practice, individual interests and the study of other artists. This becomes a personal journal of their development during the course.

Tuition and advice will be tailored to the student’s individual and chosen path of creative practice. Intermediate and Advanced students will work alongside each other.

3. Entry requirements

This course is recommended for those who have completed the Foundation Printmaking course, or who have equivalent experience.

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course.

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by letter.

4. How to apply

Course fee: £325 

To apply for the course you will need to complete a booking form and return it to the Short Course Administrator at Gray's School of Art.

5. Additional information

Students must provide their own drawing materials, printing paper and plates. A suggested materials list will be issued with booking confirmation and advice can be sought from your tutor.

Print workshop facilities, rollers and pallet knives will be provided.

This course includes full access to the relief and intaglio workshop including the etching facilities.

Students are advised to wear old clothing and an apron.

All health and safety issues regarding the workshops are covered in the induction and COSHH information regarding specific substances used is available.

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Start date
5 Oct 2015
Course length
16 weeks (40 hours)
Semester One: 5 Oct - 23 Nov 2015
Semester Two: 11 Jan - 29 Feb 2016
Mode of Attendance
Part-time 7.00pm - 9.30pm (Mondays)
Academic school
Gray's School of Art

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781