Printmaking Elementary I

Course Information
TitleΣΤΟΙΧΕΙΑ ΧΑΡΑΚΤΙΚΗΣ 1 / Printmaking Elementary I
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolVisual and Applied Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorXenofon Sachinis
Course ID280006687

Programme of Study: New PPS of School of Visual and Applied Arts (2014-today)

Registered students: 107
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
ZŌGRAFIKĪSArtistic Spesialization113
GLYPTIKĪSArtistic Spesialization113

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students are expected to: • Understand the fundamental aesthetic and plastic values of white, black, line and tonal woodcutting and lino-cutting or carving on any other relevant substrate. • Be confident to execute a series of single and multiple-plate b&w and colour prints on handmade papers. • Be familiar with the principle of the “printmaker’s eye”, which is the principle of the vertical-axis (looking downwards) construction of an image or composition. • Be familiar with the printing techniques and understand the proper use of relevant workshop equipment, tools and presses. • Understand the concept and the notion of the multiple and the significance of image reproduction by running small size print-editions. • Be familiar with the history of Relief Printing in fine arts through lectures that will help them to deeply comprehend the aesthetic priorities of each era. • Get inducted to health & safety matters and workshop safety guidelines, as far as it concerns, individual use of specific tools and equipment.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to Printmaking and training on the fundamental techniques of Relief Printing through scheduled workshop projects based on observation and visual memory studies. During the first semester, it is critical that a) students familiarise themselves with the history of the Relief Printing processes in Western culture since era of Guttenberg and up to the 20th century via workshop lectures, and that b) through consistent workshop practice they strengthen, deconstruct and reconstruct their already acquired drawing skills. As a result, the student research materialises and manifests itself in the workshop in a climate of collaboration and exchange of opinions that promotes critical thinking.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Artistic Workshop903
Student Assessment
The critiria for the evaluation of students efforts are the quality of the drowing and the quality of the relief printing technic, cameu and coloured technic
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
24325/ Χαρακτική και Έντυπη Τέχνη, Αρφαράς Μιχάλης 5383/Σκέψεις για τη θεωρία και την Πράξη της Χαρακτικής και των Εικαστικών Εκτυπώσεων, Ξενής Σαχίνης
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