Printmaking I

Course Information
TitleΧΑΡΑΚΤΙΚΗ 1 / Printmaking I
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolVisual and Applied Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorXenofon Sachinis
Course ID280006912

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

Registered students: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CΗARAKTIKĪSArtistic Spesialization1112

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
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
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • 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
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
  • artists materials
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
Reading Assigment
Artistic Workshop36012
Artistic creation
Student Assessment
The quality of the composition , the technique , the inspiration, the drawing as well of the sructural elements that concern the art of printmaking
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • art works
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σκέψεις για τη Θεωρεία και τη Πράξη της Χαρακτικής και των Εικαστικών Εκτυπώσεων. Ξενής.Σαχίνης Χαρακτική και έντυπη Τέχνη. Μιχάλης Αρφαράς
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