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Beginner's screen printing at Slamseys

Duration: Two days

Price: £170

Book with: Ruth
at Slamseys Art

The Barley Barn at Slamseys
Blackley Lane
Great Notley, Braintree
CM77 7QW

About the Course

A new two day introduction to screen printing, covering traditional and experimental techniques.

Course content
On Day One you will learn the basics in screen printing, using small screens and thermofax before moving on to create a two or three colour tonal design using the larger screens. You will learn how to mix inks and register a multicolour design.

On Day Two you will be introduced to further experimental techniques, including monoprinting with screens and working with positive stencils. In the afternoon you will complete your final two colour design.

You will leave with… three tonal prints and five two-colour prints on paper, as well as your experimental papers. You will have the skills to keep printing at home or at Print Club.

Who is this printmaking course for?
Beginners and those with a little printmaking experience who want to develop their skills. After this class, you might be interested in further screen printing classes or joining us at Print Club.

Materials and equipment
All printmaking tools, materials and equipment will be provided. Please bring your sketchbook, basic drawing materials and any reference material or ideas to work from.

Important details
Group size is limited to 6 people, to give you plenty of space to work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the session.
Please arrive for the first session at 09:30 for a cup of tea or coffee and introductions. The workshop will finish each day between 15:00 and 15:30, but please note that times may vary depending on the speed at which you work.

Teas and coffees are provided throughout the day, but please bring along a packed lunch (the nearest shop is a five minute drive away).

Slamseys is a working farm near Braintree in Essex. Printmaking workshops take place in the beautiful Barley Barn.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All printmaking tools, equipment and materials will be provided.

Please bring along your sketchbook, basic drawing materials and any special reference material that you would like to work from, including fabrics, postcards, photographs and interesting objects to share with the group.

Tea, coffee and a slice of homemade cake will be available throughout the day.

Want to review this course?

Loved it!!!!

- - #23270

Came with my teenage daughter as she's a very keen artist. This course was informative and fun and we felt well catered to. I got a lot out of it and I know my daughter did too. Will keep an eye on new courses as we'd love to come again - more teenage options please!

- - #23269

I had such a lovely time with Ruth. She is very patient and made sure we all knew what we were doing. I might need to practice a little more, but overall I'm thrilled with what we achieved in such a short space of time.

- - #23268

Loved my prints. Feel like I can keep going at home with screen printing. Nice setting.

- - #23267

Had a fabulous time learning to screen print - very informative, will keep this up at home. Good facilities and teaching style.

- - #23266

Great day - lovely cake too! Very pleased.

- - #12543

Learnt everything I need to know to keep on screen printing& I coming on the open access session too to keep working on my designs. Ruth is friendly & helpful and helps you print the design you want.

- - #10575

Had a great time. Really enjoyed.

- - #9518

Booked this class quite last minute as it's just down the road from me. Easy to find, great parking. Coffee and cake provided. It felt like a long day as there was so much to learn, but a nice packed lunch around the farm pond was a nice break halfway through. I'm going to transfer these screen printing skills onto fabric. I will definitely keep an eye out for future classes.

- - #9517

had been looking forward to this class for ages as it was fully booked last time. Had a great time, perfecting my screen printing technique. I actually really enjoyed using the small thermofax screens, even though I was most looking forward to the main larger screens. Scrummy cakes too.

- - #9516

A whole day dedicated to screen printing - what a great day! Excellent and friendly teaching and I left with five perfect prints on paper, and had also tried smaller screens in the morning. The barn was very warm and a great space to work!

- - #9515

Fun day screen printing at Slamseys. Learned a new skills, tried several different techniques and went home with a range of my prints and design. Highly recommend and hope to learn to print on fabric next with Ruth.

- - #6784

I really enjoyed the screen printing workshop at Slamseys. Seeing my design go from a pencil drawing to a finished print was great! The venue is lovely on a working farm and the Blackberry Cake was so delicious, I'd come back again just for the cake!

- - #6780

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Course Start Dates

Thursday 30th January 2020
Friday 31st January 2020
Friday 21st February 2020
Friday 6th March 2020
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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