Scheduled 2015 dates:
Mon 2, 9, 16, 23 March
6.30pm – 9pm
10 hours total
Suitable for ages 16+.
Class size 4 max.
Silkscreen printing offers many creative ways to develop editions of art and textiles. In this four week series of hands on evening classes you will go through the whole process and learn key screen printing techniques including:
- creating & printing A3 photo stencils
- creating & printing hand cut stencils
- printing with solid colours and blends
- lining up multiple layers in one print (registration)
The course is suitable for beginners and those wanting to refresh their screen printing skills. All materials are provided, but you can also bring along any special papers or textiles of your own to print on.
In the first class there is a discussion of the process and study of example artworks, to see the range of marks that you can reproduce with silkscreen designs. Then it’s on to reclaiming a screen with a high pressure washer so that it is clean and ready to use. We’ll also begin to prepare your artwork ready for exposure.
In lesson three you’ll get a chance to improve and develop your printing skill, and you can choose from a number of options on making a second stencil. You might hand cut a paper stencil, use a digital cutter, or expose a second photo stencil. We’ll look at ways to line up a second screen, create backgrounds and print layers using registration techniques.
The final class will see you completing your prints and using any of the techniques you haven’t yet tried. The lesson can follow your choice of direction, and we welcome experimentation!
Open access sessions are available at the studio once you have completed a screen printing course, and to those with recent screen printing experience. This course will enable you to gain the confidence needed to use the equipment on your own in the open access sessions.
We have vacuum screen printing beds, and for textile printing there are large cloth covered printing tables. We use all water based inks.
Please choose a payment method:
- Pay online: £120
Mon 2, 9, 16, 23 March
- Pay by phone 01634 753299
- Pay by cash or cards in person at INTRA
If you have any questions about the course or payment, please call or send us an email.
Please give us as much notice as possible if you are not able to come to a course that you have booked. If you cancel with seven or more days notice, we will reschedule or refund your booking. For cancellations less than seven days before the workshop date – we may be able to offer you a discount on a future booking, but please note that we have to cover space, preparation and tutor costs and if you cancel at the last minute we still have to pay for these.