Certificate in Printmaking (Basic)


In this course, learners will explore monoprint, linocut relief printing, drypoint, collograph and Intaglio. They will be taught inking and printing techniques using water and oil-based inks to create images of two or more colours. Learners will learn to work with copper plates and ferric chloride to create a variety of textures and impressions. This course is suitable for beginners and those who work in the creative arts industry.


Terms and Conditions

Learners will be presented a Certificate upon successful completion of the course.


Class Schedule*

January Intake

Day of the Week Time Duration
Tuesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

July Intake

Day of the Week Time Duration
Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm


  • Classes are held once a week.
  • The above schedules are subjected to final confirmation.

Module 1 - Introduction to Printmaking (8 sessions x 3 hours)

This module provides an introduction to printmaking and places an emphasis on good workshop practices. It equips learners with the necessary skills and expertise to realise their creative potential. They will explore different relief printing techniques using oil or water-based inks to create images of two or more colours. The instructor will guide learners with step-by-step demonstrations and progressive feedback.

Module 2 - Printmaking - Etching (8 sessions x 3 hours)

This module provides an introduction to etching and places an emphasis on good workshop practices. It increase the breadth of experiences and learning opportunities for learners following the first module in Introduction to Printmaking. Learners will work with copper plates and ferric chloride to produce a range of images, textures and lines with a variety of impressions.

Applicants must be 17 years old and above.

Course Fees

  Fees Fees (After NSA subsidies)
Certificate in Printmaking (Basic) S$820 S$436.82

Other Fees

Registration Fee S$32.10
Miscellaneous Fee (For Student card) S$16

All fees stated above include GST and exclude material costs.


SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

National Silver Academy
Applicable to Singaporean seniors aged 50 and above who will receive a subsidy of 50% off the course fee (capped at $500 per course). Please note that the subsidy will only apply to the course fee and will not cover GST.

For more details, please refer to our website: http://www.nafa.edu.sg/courses/part-time/national-silver-academy-courses#CertificateCourses

Address (for payment via cheque)

Cheques should be crossed and made payable to the 'Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' and send to:
80 Bencoolen Street (S) 189655. The student's name, NRIC/Passport number and contact number must be written on the reverse side of the cheque.

Refund of Fees

Withdrawal within 14 days before the course commencement date Course fee^ will be refunded after deduction of S$107.00 as administrative charges.
Withdrawal on or after course commencement date
No refund will be given.
^Registration fees and miscellaneous fees are non-refundable.

Cancellation/ Postponement

  • NAFA reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course without prior notice.
    In the event that the class is unable to proceed due to unforeseen circumstances, NAFA will process a full refund of the course fees.

Withdrawal/ Deferment/ Transfer

  • Withdrawal or deferment requests should be made in writing with supporting relevant documents (if any) to Centre for Lifelong Education. Request for deferment is subject to approval.
  • No deferment is allowed once the course has commenced.
  • No transfer of course upon registration.

Replacement of Classes

  • There is strictly no replacement lesson should the participant absent himself/herself from the course.

The Academy reserves the right to alter the rules and regulations, course contents, class schedule and fee structures without prior notice.

Part-time Certificate courses (July 2019 Intake) will be commencing in the week of 8 July 2019

Registration: 9 - 24 May 2019 (Monday – Friday, excluding public holiday)
Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm
(Registration time will be extended to 7.00 pm on the following dates: 9 May (Thurs), 16 May (Thurs) & 23 May (Thurs))
Venue: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Campus 1, Tower Block, Level 9, Centre for Lifelong Education (CLE)
80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655
Apply in person with 1 passport-sized photo and NRIC/Passport (Original & Photocopy).
Due to limited places, applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For enquiries, please call or email CLE at: 6512 1388 | [email protected]



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