Print Making

Print Making courses in Hobart, Tasmania, are available at the Clarence Campus of the Tasmanian Polytechnic.

Print making students undertaking the Certificate IV in Visual Art and Contemporary Craft and the Diploma of Art Craft Design at the Tasmanian Polytechnic are expected to develop designs to suit their particular needs.

Print making exercises explore a variety of printing processes, on a variety of papers and other
appropriate surfaces. Digital imaging processes may also be used.

Students explore various techniques and designs and are encouraged to produce editions of quality
prints and production runs. Creativity and independent work habits are also encouraged.

Relief printing techniques cover woodcut, lino cut, collograph and fabric block printing.

Silkscreen printing techniques include handcut stencil, resist, silkscreen photographic, and silkscreen fabric printing.

Intaglio printing techniques cover etching, drypoint, chine collé, photographic etching and colour
etching.

Print making facilities include ventilated studios with etching presses, relief printing presses, vacuum tables, fabric printing tables, silkscreens, fume cupboard, darkroom, print rack, plan cabinets, oil and water based inks, and other tools, materials and equipment.

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