This semester, our 2nd year illustrators have been given the important task of exploring print medium and developing their printmaking skills. From screen print to intaglio to relief, students were inducted into a variety of techniques, allowing them to make the most of our fantastic printing facilities throughout their time on the course.
To challenge our students further, they were given the theme of ‘Broadsides’. Historically, broadsides were posters, announcing events or proclamations. The students were asked to take the format of a broadside and use it to illustrate a historically important or personally relevant speech. This could conceptual, abstract or literal, as long as the finished artwork was an effective form visual communication.
The students showed the ability to carry out in-depth research and to experiment and develop in there new printed mediums. We look forward to seeing their printmaking skills evolve throughout the year.