VSAR 2059 (2007)
Course Coordinator: Sandra Simon
Course calendar (see inside back cover)
This Course information needs to be read in conjunction with Extra course
information available at: http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/extracourseinformation/. It
can also be accessed from the course homepage.
This course will introduce students to the basics of water based screen printing with
set projects which reflect a variety of screenprinting techniques and which encourage
the use of these in an individual, expressive manner.
Sandra Simon has spent her professional life as an artist/printmaker and university
lecturer in California, U.S.A. where she was co-owner of Magpie Studios, a
printmaking facility which ran workshops and did editioning for artists. She now
resides in Adelaide and continues to exhibit locally and internationally. During the
course she can be contacted by email.
Location: Dorrit Black Building Level 5 room 19, Screen printing Studio for
Printmaking and Textiles.
Telephone: Leave a message with John Homes Printmaking TO 83027000
John works in Printmaking on Mondays and Thursdays.
Course Coordinator homepage: **Click once and insert URL.**
SCHOOL CONTACT DETAILS
University of South Australia
City West Campus
South Australian School of Art
Telephone: (08) 8302 0380
Fax: (08) 8302 0670
History and theory of the medium, screen preparation, use of direct/hand drawn and
indirect/photographic stencils, mixing of inks, printing surfaces, printing methodology,
editioning, and health and safety issues will be covered.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND GRADUATE QUALITIES
To provide students with the ability to (a) learn the basics of screen printing and (b)
produce artworks which explore the set topics using the medium of screenprinting.
PREREQUISITE(S)/ ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE
TEACHING AND LEARNING ARRANGEMENTS
This course is taught through lectures, tutorials, reviews and practical
UNIT VALUE OF COURSE
4.5 units = 58.5 hours contact time and 58.5 hours non-contact time – at
home/library/studio research for preparation, drawing, writing, etc.
GRADUATE QUALITIES PROFILE
The following table shows the proportion of UniSA Graduate Qualities applied to
assessment in this course.
No. Graduate quality Unit weighting
1 Body of knowledge 1.
2 Lifelong learning 0.5
3 Effective problem solving 1
4 Work autonomously and collaboratively 0.75
5 Ethical action and social responsibility 0.25
6 Communicates effectively 0.75
7 International perspectives 0.25
You will need continual access to the following text(s) in order to complete this
course. The library will hold one copy of the nominated text books and therefore you
will need to acquire the book(s).
Suggested reading - these books are located in the main City-West collection.
Author: Hoskins, Steve.
Title: Water-based screenprinting
Call Number: 764.8 H826
Author: Adam, Robert.
Other Author(s): Robertson, Carol.
Title: Screenprinting : the complete water-based
Call Number: 764.8 A195
Author: Faine, Brad.
Title: The complete guide to screenprinting
Call Number: 764.8 F162
Author: Johnson, Lois (Lois Marlene)
Other Author(s): Stinnett, Hester.
Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts.
Conference Name: Water-based Screenprinting Workshop (2nd :
Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts)
Title: Water-based inks : a screenprinting manual
for studio and classroom / Lois M. Johnson, Hester Stinnett.
Call Number: 764.8 J67.2
Author: Henning, Roni, 1939-
Title: Screenprinting : water-based techniques
Subject(s): Serigraphy Technique.
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill, 1994.
Call Number: 764.8 H517
Author: Saff, Donald, 1937-
Other Author(s): Sacilotto, Deli,
Title: Screenprinting : history and process
Call Number: 764.8 S128
Other Author(s): British Broadcasting Corporation.
Title: Artists in print screenprinting. (VHS – 25
Location: City West AV Collection, Level 5.
Call Number: AV
OTHER RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT THE CITY WEST LIBRARY
On Paper; Imprint; Printmaking Today; ArtNEWS,
EXTRA COURSE INFORMATION
This booklet provides important information relevant to the study of all your courses.
This can be accessed at: http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/extracourseinformation/
and from the course homepage.
Form of assessment Length Weighting Due date Graduate
Studio assignments 80% Demonstrated
plus back-up work practical
accompanied by written understanding of
statement screen printing
evidenced in the
Written research paper 10% Demonstrated
the artistic and
Studio research as 10% Demonstrated
documented in journal, ability to conduct
sketchbook, resource practical and
Assessment criteria for this course are as follows:
Depth of research
Quantity will be determined by the student in consultation with lecturers within the
context of the student’s studio research.. It is expected that the quantity of work will
reflect the time allocated to the 4.5 load.
There is no prerequisite for this course, however it is acknowledged that some
students will have previously acquired skills in Printmaking and this will be taken into
account. In order to pass this course, all requirements must be satisfactorily
Project 1—Stencil Print - Pattern
Studio Project. Investigate the use of paper stencil in screenprinting. Start with one
colour prints and then investigate a multicoloured print.
Details of this project given in separate handout.
Marking criteria: inventiveness, exploration of materials, formal qualities, technical
Project 2— Photo Emulsion - Urban/Suburban
Studio project. Understand the technique of light sensitive emulsion. The
theme/concept for the image is to be based on the urban/suburban landscape,
include 1 colour in the print.. Details of this project given in separate handout.
Marking criteria: inventiveness, formal qualities, technical aspects, strength of
Feedback on this assignment will be provided on the Feedback form, a copy of which
is included at the back of this booklet.
Project 3 — Screenprint Monotype
Studio project. Exploring the spontaneous technique of painting directly onto the
screen, create three prints using a serial approach where each image is based on
the preceding one, Details of this project given in separate handout.
Marking criteria: concept, composition, inventiveness and technical resolution.
Choose one of the following
Project 4 - Politics, Prints and Text.
Studio Project, Produce prints with a political theme, include text. The matrix for the
print may include banners, flags, T-shirts/clothing etc as well as in the form of a
Marking criteria: concept, relationship between text and image, composition,
inventiveness, and technical resolution.
Project 4 - Develop your own project.
You are given the freedom to develop your own project in screen printing with a
rationale, discuss with the lecturer in detail, prior to starting the project.
Marking criteria: concept, composition, inventiveness, and technical resolution.
Project 5 – Written Assignment Written essay (1000 words.) typewritten with a
bibliography on one of the following; evidence of library research, rather that relying
solely on the internet, must be evident.
A. Research a contemporary artist who uses screen printing in their work..
B. Screenprinting and the Political Message, research a political print
group/organization which has used screenprints as their means of presenting
their message to the world.
Marking criteria: clearly articulated concepts, ability to structure and develop ideas,
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL ASSESSMENT
All students must adhere to the University of South Australia’s policies about
assessment. Key information can be found in the Assessment section of Extra
course information at: http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/extracourseinformation/
Students with disabilities
Students with disabilities may be entitled to a variation or modification to standard
assessment arrangements. Policy for students with disabilities is available at:
VARIATIONS TO ASSESSMENT TASKS
Students may request a variance to assessment methods, tasks and timelines based
on medical, compassionate or religious observance grounds, or community services.
Such variations must be requested within the first two weeks of the course (or
equivalent for accelerated or intensive teaching). Alternative arrangements due to
unexpected circumstances should be discussed with the Course Coordinator as
The university is committed to academic integrity and has policies and procedures in
place to ensure academic integrity and manage academic misconduct for all
Academic misconduct includes:
Plagiarism (refer to 9.2.2 of the Assessment policies and procedures manual).
Breaches of the examination procedures in Section 6: Examination Procedures
of the Assessment policies and procedures manual, presentation of data with
respect to laboratory work, field trips or other work that has been copied, falsified
or in other ways improperly obtained.
Inclusion of material in individual work that has involved significant assistance
from another person, where such assistance is not expressly permitted in this
Falsification or misrepresentation of academic records.
Other actions that contravene the principles of academic integrity.
Students' work may be checked for plagiarism using a variety of means, including
text comparison software. Assignments checked electronically will be held in a
database for future matching processes.
More information about Academic integrity can be found in Section 9 of the
Assessment policies and procedures manual at:
http://www.unisa.edu.au/policies/manual/ or on the Learning Connection website at:
SUBMISSION AND RETURN OF ASSIGNMENTS
See above under Assessment details.
Refer also to Extra course information at:
Note: information on submission and return of assignments in Extra course
information is very important. Please read it before submitting assignments.
EVALUATION OF THE COURSE
Students will be emailed direct link to the online evaluation of this course during the
latter part of Study Period 2, 2006..
Report any equipment failure to your screen lecturer Sandra Simon and the
Printmaking Studio Technical Officer, John Homes. Use the internal phone 20260.
Course Coordinator—A copy of your feedback form needs to be included in this
space. Examples of feedback forms can be found at:
OT/Assessment+feedback+forms/&default+Introduction.htm. Highlight and delete
COURSE CALENDAR—STUDY PERIOD 5, 2007
Week Dates Topic Assessment
1 2327 July Introduction to screen printing
and studio, screen preparation
Health and Safety issues.
2 30 July3 August Paper stencil techniques.
Project 1 – paper stencil
3 610 August Paper stencil
4 1317 August Photographic techniques.
Project 2 – Urban, Suburban.
5 2024 August Photographic techniques
6 2731 August Paper and photographic prints Census
7 37 September GROUP CRITIQUE
1 paper stencil print
1 photographic stencil print
8 1014 September Colour screenprint Monotype Withdraw without Fail (W)
1728 September Teaching break (2 weeks)
9 15 October Holiday
10 812 October Project 4 – Political/Personal Withdraw Fail
11 1519 October Political/personal
12 2226 October Essay due, studio work, Essay due – returned at
13 29 Oct2 Nov Group Critique – Projects 3 & 4
59 November Teaching/Swot Vac
Preparation for assessment
1216 November Exam week
*Note End of Year
Saturday 10 November and
include Saturdays throughout
the exams period
1923 November Exam week
*Note End of Year
examinations end Saturday 30