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Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing or transferring ink to paper from a plate. The process is capable of producing multiple copies of a single image, which is called a print. Prints are made from a plate which can be made from many different materials, such as wood, transparencies, copper plates, linoleum and cardboard. We mainly use two basic categories of printmaking: Relief printing (ink is applied to the surface of the plate with a roller) and Intaglio printing (ink is applied in the lines made on the plate).

Grade 10: Learners are primarily introduced to techniques such as monoprint, lino printing, collagraphs and dry needle etching. A combination of collage and printing processes are introduced. Learners are also guided to integrate other art techniques into their projects.

Grade 11: Learners’ technical and conceptualization skills are further developed.

Grade 12: Learners are encouraged to specialize in specific printmaking techniques. Technical aspects and concept development are assessed.