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Screen Printing One Day Workshop at Slamseys

Duration: Full Day

Price: £85

Run by: Ruth
at Slamseys Art

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

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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. 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 … 5 quality prints on paper and experimental prints of your unique designs and the skills to continue printmaking in the future.

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.

Materials and equipment: All printmaking tools, equipment and materials will be provided. Please bring along your sketchbook or any special reference material, as it helps if you have some design ideas in mind to work from. For inspiration, have a look at our printmaking boards on Pinterest.

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 plenty of opportunities to ask questions throughout the course. The workshop will begin at 09:30 so please arrive five minutes beforehand for a cup of tea or coffee. The workshop will finish between 15:00 and 15:30, depending on the complexity of your design and the speed at which you work. Teas and coffees are provided throughout the day, but please bring along a packed lunch (the nearest supermarket is a five-minute drive away). During the school holidays I also run an under-18s screen printing workshop.

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.

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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

Friday 26th April 2019
Friday 17th May 2019
Friday 12th July 2019
Thursday 8th August 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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