Category Archives: Reflection

Final Course Reflection

Printmaking 1 has been a hugely enjoyable and rewarding course. I have been introduced to new techniques and developed techniques with which I was already familiar. I have improved my working practice as the course has progressed, especially in the … Continue reading

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Being Brave – Exhibiting

One of the great benefits of being a printmaker, as opposed to a painter, say, is that we often come together to work in an open press situation and therefore readily form part of a practicing community. During my course, … Continue reading

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Part 4 Morandi Project, Critical Review

Morandi Print Series Akiko’s Bottles I ‘Akiko’s Bottles’ is a small drypoint print from acetate in two colours. This is an artist’s proof pulled to try out colours. Later prints lost their strength of tone, as the burr on the … Continue reading

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Part 3 – Review Against Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria for the Printmaking 1 are: Demonstration of Technical and Visual Skills – materials, techniques, observational skills, visual awareness and compositional skills Quality of Outcome – content, application of knowledge, presentation of work in a coherent manner, conceptualisation … Continue reading

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Part 2 – Review against Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria for the Printmaking 1 are: Demonstration of Technical and Visual Skills – materials, techniques, observational skills, visual awareness and compositional skills Quality of Outcome – content, application of knowledge, presentation of work in a coherent manner, conceptualisation … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Papers

Parameters to consider in paper selection: weight and strength, whether or not using a press and/or soaking the paper difficulty of cutting and handling (eg Lokti tissue) colour sizing (suitability for soaking, how will it accept the ink) finish/texture beauty … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Inks

Inks tried: Caligo Safe wash Hawthorne Stay Open Akuakolor Daler Rowney block printing home made  using Hawthorn Transparent ink and Cornelieson’s dry pigment Thoughts on makes of ink: water based inks – difficult to handle and get repeatable results Caligo … Continue reading

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