Upon completion of the course, students are expected to:
• Understand the fundamental principles of the basic Etchings techniques, like Hard Ground and Aquatint, by participating in projects of line and tonal etching on zinc/copper/steel plates or on any other compatible substrate using specialised acids and tools.
• Be confident to execute a series of single and multiple-plate b&w and colour prints on specialised etching papers.
• Identify the metaplastic capabilities of intaglio etching as far as it concerns the conception and manipulation of an image, on the basis of developing a distinctive fine art vocabulary.
• Be familiar with the printing processes and understand the right use of relevant workshop equipment and Intaglio tools.
• Understand the concept and the notion of the multiple and the significance of image reproduction by running small size print-editions.
• Get inducted to health & safety matters and workshop safety guidelines, as far as it concerns, individual use of specific tools and equipment.
Course Content (Syllabus)
In this course students get introduced further on the aesthetics of Printmaking through lectures. They get inducted into Etching processes through a series of scheduled workshop projects which are based on drawing studies of observation as well as visual memory.