About the Course
In this busy one day workshop at Slamseys, you will learn the techniques of stencil screen printing; working with both positive and negative stencils, focusing on both repeat and block designs. We begin with looking at screen printing repeat designs using smaller screens, with the opportunity to use our thermofax screens, and move onto larger-scale bold designs with our bigger screens. During the workshop you will learn about setting up a studio space, have the chance to explore different inks and print surfaces and practice registering a two colour design. By the end of the workshop you will have the skills and knowledge to get set up and continue printing at home.
You will leave with … an array papers printed with your unique designs. At the end of the workshop an in depth manual will be emailed to you, with a list of supplies and instructions to help you get set up and printing at home.
Who is this workshop for?
Beginners with no experience in printmaking and those with a little printmaking experience who would like to refresh their knowledge. There will be a demonstration of each new technique before we start.
All printmaking equipment and materials will be provided and so you don’t need to bring anything with you. You might like to bring along your sketchbook or any special reference material as it helps if you have some design ideas in mind to work from. We will have plenty to inspire you here though, so don’t worry if you don’t have anything particular in mind. For inspiration, have a look at our printmaking boards on Pinterest.
Group size is limited to 4 people to give you plenty of space to work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions throughout the course. The workshop will begin at 10:00 so please arrive five minutes beforehand for a cup of tea or coffee. The workshop will finish between 15:30 and 16:00, depending on the complexity of your design and the speed at which you work. Tea, coffee and light refreshments are provided, but please bring along a packed lunch (the nearest supermarket is a five-minute drive away).
Please enquire about screen printing onto fabric.
Our workshops take place in our renovated barn on a working farm in Braintree, East Anglia.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. 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.
Great day - lovely cake too! Very pleased.
Braughne - - #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.
DR Browne - - #10575
Had a great time. Really enjoyed.
Jack - - #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.
Susan Jones - - #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.
Deedee - - #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!
Mich - - #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.
Madeleine H - - #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!
Jemma Harris - - #6780
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