Screen printing is an exciting technique which offers a huge variety of creative possibilities. Take a drawing, illustration or photograph and print your image onto a variety of fabrics.
THIS COURSE IS NOW RUNNING ONLINE!
In this course you will learn how to create imagery or edit photographs to make them suitable for screen printing. The images will be transferred onto a screen using a light-sensitive emulsion, following which you can print your imagery onto a range of surfaces. Learn how to create similar set up at home to continue with printing in the future. You will be given all the guidance you need, even if you are absolute beginner.
Sessions are planned as follows:
Preparing artwork for your screen We show you how to edit photographs, trace images or draw and make artwork suitable for a screen. Creating repeat patterns. We provide a basic drawing pack for this and you send us artwork by email/post.
2 week gap for us to expose your screen
Preparing a workspace. Creating a test print, looking after your screen. Dying fabric backgrounds or paint/ink/dye methods on paper with procion dyes.
Masking your screen, layering colours. Overlapping and pattern layout. Creating a design plan.
Session 4: One-to-one tutorials
Creating a layered or repeat print on a larger fabric/surface. Fixing inks. Ideas for your fabrics.
One-to-one catch up session
No prior experience is needed, just enthusiasm.
All materials will be provided, except for a workspace and a small bucket and jug, which you will need to provide. A desk fan, an apron, some old towels and a hairdryer are also helpful.
Once you have booked we will send you details of how to access the sessions which will be run via Zoom. We will also provide your materials and equipment kit. A partial refund is available for equipment returned in good working order. Please contact us for more detailed information.
This is an adult course for students aged 18 + (or aged 13 if accompanied by an adult). Maximum of 10 places available.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Live tuition (group sessions)
A4 Screen (with your images exposed ready to use)
Selection of textile printing inks in different colours
Selection of fabrics
Plastic wash tray
Procion dyes and soda ash
Follow-on catch up session (optional)
A small bucket and jug
A desk fan, (optional)
Some old towels
Internet connection and laptop/phone
This course is taught online
5 mornings (9:30am to 11:30am)
The course doesn’t currently have live datesContact the tutor for more information