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Title: Selected Printing Processes
Authors: Gaisie, Albert Amoah
Issue Date: 12-Sep-1990
Series/Report no.: 1785;
Abstract: More often, many art teachers find themselves wanting and ineffective in the classroom during lessons in printmaking. Field research conducted reveals that, this handicap is not the result of lack of teaching skills. Rather, the problem lies with lack of basic requisite materials, tools and equipment as well as knowledge of the printmaking principles and methodologies. These are in the form of major techniques of printmaking processes, varieties of printmaking requisite material, tools and equipment for printing processes, printing inks, paints or colour, natural dyestuff for printing, and basic pattern arrangements for printmaking processes. The cost of these materials, tools and equipment for printmaking is high and the meagre school funds for Art budget cannot purchase them. Against these issues, it is clear that art teachers should start exploring their local environment for material resources for adaptation to printing activities in the schools an. colleges. It is this concern that has necessitated this enquiry into the “Selected Printing Processes.’ Further, this research has been undertaken to assess the validity and the suitability of using some local resources for teaching printmaking in both Basic and Second Cycle Institutions in Ghana. It has been specifically designed to expose and provide Art Instructors and students to suggestions on the use of printmaking principles, materials, tools, processes and methodologies in printmaking. It has been designed as a guideline for art teachers. It is to assist the teacher and his students in identifying materials, tools and equipment from their own local, resources for lessons in printmaking. It is also to equip them with simple -processes for the available conventional printmaking processes using both processed and unprocessed materials and tools. The empirical experiments performed to test the suitability and validity of the materials, tools and methods are good to follow. The results though not the best, are indications of the ‘effectiveness of these materials and tools. The scope of these experiments is designed to meet school requirements. These exercises have been made possible through tested printing principles, literary materials, personal experimentation, observation and interviews with resource personnel. Besides, possible alternatives to provide their validity and suitability for printmaking experiences have seen provided. By taking up this printmaking processes and methods, the readership would include not only students and teachers, but also those who work in other areas of printmaking and printing process.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Arts in Art Education, 1990
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3530
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