Two Day Beginners Screen Print Course
10am - 5pm
Cost: £175 Concessionary rate: £165
Concessions apply to: Full time students and under 18s.
About the course
The two day beginners course offers the chance to develop a working understanding of screen printing. Please note this course runs on two consecutive Saturdays. The date shown is the first Saturday.
Day one runs just as the One Day Introductory Workshop (see other listing). Students will learn the full process from artwork preparation to printing, creating a two colour screenprint. The second day allows students to consolidate their knowledge, this time working on a more complex three colour print. A week in between the two sessions means there is time to prepare artwork for the second session, this time a more informed way. (This course was created in response to several students saying at the end of the first day that they now 'got' the process, and wanted to prepare artwork again with this understanding).
You will learn how to: coat the screen with the liquid stencil; produce artwork for putting onto the screen; transfer artwork onto the screen using the exposure and washout units; Correct mixing of ink and medium, instruction into building the image through layers within the screen print process.
The days provide participants with a solid introduction to screen printing and an opportunity to come away with two different sets of prints of their own design. The course includes cartridge paper and newsprint, two large sheets of Fabriano paper (see below), inks, drawing materials, screen exposure. On Sunday a simple lunch (vegetarian) will be provided. For Saturday, participants are recommended to sample the great range of food at St Nicholas Market. Fresh coffee, tea and biscuits are included.
What’s not included
We keep a stock of Fabriano heavyweight paper which comes in 70 x 50 cm sheets. Two sheets of this paper is included in the price, this can be cut into two or four depending on the size of your print. Additional sheets are available and at the cost of 50p per quarter sheet.