Printmaking Short Course


10 weeks, 3 hours per week. Wednesday Evenings


Course Dates

8th May - 10th July 2024


17th July - 18th September 2024

Class Time: 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm 

Please note: No classes during school holidays.

Please 'Register your Interest' to be notified of more upcoming dates as they are published.

What You Learn

Learn about the fundamentals of printmaking by exploring the soft velvety lines of Transfer mono prints, the expressive and textural effects achieved in Subtractive mono printing and the endless possibilities through layering in Experimental mono printing.

The bold and graphic nature of Linocut printing will also be explored in this course as students are encouraged to develop and carve an original design that will be blind embossed, enhanced by china colle, subtly hand coloured using inks and ghost printed.

What You Get

This is a suitable course for beginners and those wishing to build on skills in printmaking. On completion, you will understand the basic principles and nuances of a range of methods in printmaking as well as the materils and equipment used to create these prints.

Non Accredited Training

This course is non-accredited which means no Unit of Competency is completed, no assessment is required and no Statement of Attainment will be issued.    Students will receive a Certificate of Attendance to acknowledge their participation.

Materials to Bring

Photo identification (including your date of birth).Pen and notepaper.Brushes.Plastic plate or tray for use as a palette.

Dress Code

Sturdy footwear and an art smock or clothes that can get dirty.


Experience the innovative practice of printmaking through mono and linocut printing by creating highly original and unique works on paper.

Student Support

At South West TAFE we’re here to help you complete your studies happily and successfully.

From the moment you start thinking about course options until you finish, you’ll have access to a range of student support options, covering enrolment, education, social and personal issues, including:

  • Education Pathway Officers who can help you with information sessions, fee payment options, TAFE and university pathways, career pathways and campus tours

  • A DHHS registered Disability Support Team

  • Koorie Liaison Officer

  • Student Wellbeing Officer supporting your personal and social needs

  • Library and Research Centre

  • Bookshop supplying a range of textbooks and stationery

  • Student Learning Support including literacy and numeracy