Category P1 Journal

Printmaking 1 Assignment One Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria points Demonstration of Technical and Visual Skills – materials, techniques, observational skills, visual awareness, design and compositional skills I feel fairly confident about my visual awareness, design and compositional skills to the extent that I was continually frustrated at what I was producing as I did not have the technical skills to execute […]


Printmaking 1 Part 1 Assignment 1

Part One of Printmaking 1 was an introduction to the monoprinting technique through a series of exercises and projects aimed at building up experience and skills of a variety of techniques  culminating in Project 4 which involved combining ideas and techniques. We were asked to make a selection of prints to submit for assessment. Project […]

Project 4 Textured and combination monoprints – final prints

My last printing sessions left me frustrated as I had ideas in my head of what I wanted to end up with but I found it difficult to bring all the elements of the prints together to create a pleasing result. I went through so much ink and paint, all by best paper and all […]

Project 4 Textured and combination monoprints – ideas and plans

For the last project for assignment 1, we were asked to create a series of four different prints from our own subjects and imagination, each one combining two or more of the techniques practised throughout this assignment.   I started off by looking back through my work and tried to think of four contrasting subjects […]

Starting Printmaking 1 and organising Blog

After a bit of a break from OCA, I enrolled in Printmaking 1 last July but have only just really got started on the module due to lots of travel and renovation work overseas during the Summer.  That’s not to say I haven’t been researching, buying books, sketching, taking photos, visiting exhibitions etc – my […]