Printmaking Diploma Course


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What Will You Learn?

This course offers a great introduction to the medium – taking you through your first steps in printmaking and exposing you to a variety of styles, techniques and methods, so that you may identify which resonates with you most.

You’ll come away with a working knowledge of printmaking and the various ways in which it can be used for expression. Furthermore, you’ll have a better idea of how you might continue on your creative journey to exhibit and sell your artwork.

The Printmaking Diploma Course begins with a look at the different types of tools and equipment that printmakers and carvers use, along with how to repurpose household products and objects from nature to create unique prints.

Proceeding through the course, you’ll learn about a variety of printing types – exploring their differing styles and techniques. You’ll discover monoprinting, rubber stamping, lino carving, block printing, printing with flowers and plants, printing on eggs with dye and botanicals, printing on three-dimensional objects, serigraphy/silkscreen printing, and intaglio.

The course concludes with a look at how to start a printmaking business and hold your first printmaking exhibition, along with how to protect your wares should you decide to sell and what to consider when valuing your prints.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain a good foundation in a variety of printmaking and carving types
  • Understand how to plan and design patterns
  • Be able to carve and incise your own printing plates using a variety of materials
  • Be familiar with several ways to repurpose, recycle and reuse items in printmaking
  • Gain insight into printmaking for business
Artist lifting a piece of carved lino, leaving a patterned print on the page

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: A Brief History of Printmaking
  • Part 2: What is a Print? Basic Mark Making
  • Part 3: Letterpress Printing and Tessellation
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Setting Up a Basic Printmaking Studio
  • Part 2: Tools for Carving
  • Part 3: Foraging and Scavenging
  • Part 4: Creating a Portfolio
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Monoprinting?
  • Part 2: Dendritic Monoprinting, Ghost Prints and Traced Monotypes
  • Part 3: Mask Making
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Rubber Stamping
  • Part 2: Tools of the Trade
  • Part 3: Layering Techniques
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction to Linocuts
  • Part 2: Designing a Pattern
  • Part 3: Multi-Coloured Linocuts
  • Part 4: Repurposing Equipment
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Influences from India
  • Part 2: Tools and Supplies
  • Part 3: Designing Patterns with Fabric as a Printing Surface
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Botanical Printmaking
  • Part 2: Using Steam
  • Part 3: Making a Botanical Bundle and Rust-Dyed Fabric
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Natural Pigments
  • Part 2: Egg Surfaces for Decoration: A Brief History
  • Part 3: Egg Dyeing and Printing
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Printing on Ceramics
  • Part 2: Printing on Earthenware and Air-Dry Clay
  • Part 3: Design Elements for Making Patterns
  • Part 4: Printing onto a 3D Shape
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Serigraphy
  • Part 2: Hand-Building a Silkscreen
  • Part 3: Layering Techniques Using Different Printmaking Processes
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: Intaglio
  • Part 2: Collagraphy
  • Part 3: Repurposing Polystyrene and Foam
  • Module 11 Assessment
  • Part 1: Adding Value to Your Prints
  • Part 2: Tax and Insurance
  • Part 3: Exhibition Spaces
  • Conclusion
  • Module 12 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Whether you haven’t done art since school or you’re a hobbyist or professional looking to branch out into other mediums, the Printmaking Diploma Course will provide you with an essential foundation in the techniques, methods and design processes of printmaking, along with an exploration of how printmaking has developed throughout history.

A pair of hands pressing down on a printing block to make a pattern on a piece of textile

The Printmaking Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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