Sat. 21st./ Sun. 22nd. March. 2020. 10am.- 4.30pm.
Tutor: Jane Sampson
Course fee: £160.00
PLEASE NOTE: If you have a gift voucher and you want to use it to pay for the course it is essential that you contact the studio to confirm your place.
or call 01273 691496.
Suitable for beginners and those who want a refresher in this incredibly versatile medium. The weekend courses allow you to explore the fantastic process of screen printing in more depth than on a one day taster. You will find the course suitable for experimental work and small personal projects and as an introduction to the workshop with a view to using it on open access.
Numbers are kept very small so that you can have as much individual attention as possible. Each participant has access to a professional vacuum bed throughout and can work with guidance using their own imagery.
The course will cover:
Preparation of screens for photo-stencils
Choosing the correct mesh counts
Preparation of successful positives by hand and digitally
Exposing and washing out stencils
Mixing and using water-based inks
Correct set up and printing technique
Registration and colour layering
Recycling and cleaning of screens.
Participants are advised to bring their own source material for example: drawings, collage, computer generated imagery (on a memory stick) or photographs. If you use one, you may want to bring your own laptop, this saves a lot of time, although there is a 24" imac for use in the studio.
If you are not the computer type dont worry, this is a process that can be done using hand made and hand drawn positives. In fact most prints produced at the studio are made using a combination of techniques.
You will be able to to produce a multi layered multi coloured print or a series of experimental prints during the weekend and still have time to relax and enjoy the process.
All screen preparation and basic materials (inks etc.) are included in the course fee. Extra paper, or specialist papers and digital printouts over A3 size are available to buy from out shop.
If you get the bug (be warned its addictive!) materials and equipment are available in our shop for participants to buy and take away with them including tabletop screen clamps, inks and mediums.
Just a quick email to thank you for a fabulous weekend of screen printing! I really enjoyed myself and was totally blown away by what I managed to achieve. Seeing your, and everyone else's, work was really interesting.
I took one of my prints into work yesterday, and everyone was really impressed too.
Hope to see you again in the not too distant future so that I can have another go and try out some other colours and ideas/techniques.
Terms and conditions:
Bookings can be transferred or refunded only if we are given 10 days notice.
Occasionally courses may be cancelled if the bookings are not enough
to pay the tutor.