What is this subject about?

This Unit is designed to challenge the students who enjoy drawing. The students are given the opportunity to experiment with several printmaking techniques. These include the intaglio methods; drypoint, zinc plate, shellac, and lino printing. Other printmaking methods will be screen printing, mono printing and relief printing. Printmaking lends itself very well for the students to transfer their pencil drawings to a more permanent media.

Students use information and communications technology including the internet for researching and publishing their own work online. Students complete a comprehensive visual arts diary annotating all experimental work. Students complete a series of prints that show that the student has gained competence in at least two of the printmaking techniques.

Students will be involved in an end of semester exhibition showcasing the work that is completed throughout the semester.

What are we going to be studying?

In dot points, the various areas of study to be explored

* We will study different artists from different times and cultures and make observations about what they created, what they were inspired by, how they created their art and the impact it has on us as viewers.

* We will find inspiration on themes and your own personal interests.

* We’ll explore a variety of different printmaking techniques using a wide range of materials.

* We’ll create folio’s that’ll document your interests, ideas, explorations and artworks.

Where does this subject go?

This subject will give you a great lead into the following VCE subject/s

* Studio Arts
* Art
* Visual Communication
* Media

This subject is advantageous if you’re looking at these careers:

*Artist\printmaker
* Illustrator
* Animator
* Fashion designer
* Craftsperson
* Art teacher
* Architect
* Graphic designer
* Interior designer
* Art gallery director
* Web developer/designer
* Textile designer
* Photographer
* Cartoonist
* Art therapist
* Art historian
* Multimedia developer
* Industrial designer
* Conservator
* Museum curator
* Urban and  regional planner
* University  lecture
* Theatrical  costume maker  and designer
* Set designer
* Sculptor
* Art critic
* Arts  administrator
* Cartographer
* Cultural heritage officer