Screen Printing Two

Screen prints from a workshopScheduled 2017 dates:
Sun 19 Feb
Sun 16 April

Sun 17 May
Mon 19 June

£65
11am – 5pm

Venue: INTRA
Suitable for ages 16+
Class size 4 max.

Following on from Screen Printing One, in this workshop you can practice your printing technique and combine with further methods, experimenting with blending and adding background colours with paper or vinyl stencils to create layered prints. You’ll also have the option to create a second photo stencil and learn how to register it to print in line with another screen.

This class is best taken immediately after the Screen Printing One workshop. It is suitable for beginners and those wanting to refresh their screen printing skills. All materials are provided, but feel free to bring any special papers or textiles to print on as well.

Paper & photo stencil print created in a Screen Printing Two workshop

Paper & photo stencil print created in a Screen Printing Two workshop

Colour blended print created in a Screen Printing Two workshop

Colour blended print created in a Screen Printing Two workshop

Workshop includes:

We’ll begin with a look at examples of multi-screen artworks created at Medway Fine Printmakers, to see how colour backgrounds can be combined with photo stencils to great effect. Then you’ll cut and use paper stencils with open screens, to add colour in various ways.

If you want to create a new photo stencil you can, or alternatively experiment with your existing screen. You’ll learn how to register your prints and create a small edition.

We’ll take a break for lunch (there are good cafes nearby), and you can have a look at our other printing facilities or the library if you want to in this time – or just continue printing.

We run open access sessions for people who have taken the screen printing course or have experience working with the equipment in our studio. This second day can really help to build your confidence to work on your own in the screen printing studio.

Screen printing using vacuum beds during a course

We have two vacuum screen printing beds, a wash booth, 6 x 4′ exposure table and drying racks. For textile printing there are large cloth covered printing tables and we use all water based inks.

Booking

Please choose a payment method:

  • 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.

Cancellations

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.

Screen prints using Indian textile patterns from our library, & printed off register to create an optical effect.

Artwork

On booking you will be sent details of the types of artwork that work best for screen printing. You can either bring along artwork to use, or create / copy something on the day. The general rule is to use clear black and white lineart with good contrast, and avoid grey tones and shading. The dark areas should be as solid a black copy as possible on lazer or inkjet print outs. You can bring along images on a memory stick, or print outs at A3 size (or two images at A4). If you don’t have your own design to work with, you can pick something from the studio’s design library with hundreds of illustrated and vintage books.

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