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Explore silkscreen printing - Morley College, London

Explore silkscreen printing - Morley College, London

Duration: 2 weeks

Price: £100

Book with: Pedro Diego
at Morley College London

61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London

Course Start Dates

Saturday 7th March 2020

About the Course

Learn to create a photo silk screen of your own design. Make an artwork design to expose on to a light sensitive screen for a permanent stencil. Combine with paper stencils to create layered effects. Bring hand drawings, photographic imagery, interesting textured marks etc. to combine in a design. Bring your own fabric, plain or already patterned or purchase from us in the studio.

By the end of the course you will be able to
Stretch a silkscreen
Coat the screen with photo graphic emulsion
Create a design employing photographic or hand drawn methods and expose the image onto a photo sensitive screen
Mix pigments pastes and blend colours
Silk screen print onto fabric using photo screen and paper stencils with a good understanding of how to register and overprint print in a combination of different ways
Class format and activities
After looking at and discussing examples and samples, the tutor will demonstrate how to stretch a silk screen and explore different methods of silkscreen printing including cutting simple paper stencils to print onto fabric. Students will create a design using a photographic image or hand drawn methods. After learning how to coat the screen with photo emulsion students will expose the devised image permanently onto the coated screen.
Students will experiment by printing with different screens, combining paper stencils with photo silkscreens and experimenting with layers of colour on cloth.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements
The course is suitable for complete beginners and more experienced printmakers who want to try out new ideas.
A knowledge of how to use the Adobe photoshop programme would be beneficial but not essential.

What you need to know before you enrol
Health & Safety information will be given at the start of the course and subsequent lessons where necessary. You will be asked to sign a form declaring that you agree to follow procedures as advised.

What you will need for your class
Please bring: pencils, paintbrushes and a sketchbook or notebook.
Fabric to print (there is stock fabric available to buy in the studio at cost price from £4 - £15 per metre).

Bring your own apron. The course fee includes most studio consumables (ink, screens cleaning materials, etc). Further requirements will be discussed at the first and subsequent classes.
Any other specific materials will have to be provided by the learner.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Wheelchair friendly

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