About the course
The two day beginners course offers the chance to develop a working understanding of screen printing. Please note this course runs on two consecutive Saturdays. The date shown is the first Saturday.
Day one runs just as the One Day Introductory Workshop (see other listing). Students will learn the full process from artwork preparation to printing, creating a two colour screenprint. The second day allows students to consolidate their knowledge, this time working on a more complex three colour print. A week in between the two sessions means there is time to prepare artwork for the second session, this time a more informed way. (This course was created in response to several students saying at the end of the first day that they now 'got' the process, and wanted to prepare artwork again with this understanding).
You will learn how to: coat the screen with the liquid stencil; produce artwork for putting onto the screen; transfer artwork onto the screen using the exposure and washout units; Correct mixing of ink and medium, instruction into building the image through layers within the screen print process.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The days provide participants with a solid introduction to screen printing and an opportunity to come away with two different sets of prints of their own design. The course includes cartridge paper and newsprint, two large sheets of Fabriano paper (see below), inks, drawing materials, screen exposure.
Participants are recommended to sample the great range of food at St Nicks Market. Fresh coffee, tea and biscuits are included.
What’s not included
We keep a stock of Fabriano heavyweight paper which comes in 70 x 50 cm sheets. Two sheets of this paper is included in the price, this can be cut into two or four depending on the size of your print. Additional sheets are available and at the cost of 50p per quarter sheet.
Coronavirus Info for Simon Tozer Screenprint workshop participants:
To be able to run workshops in my studio as safely as possible while there is a risk of infection from Coronavirus, l have considered how best l can reduce the potential for transmission of the virus between workshop participants, other users of the building, and myself. To this end l have made changes to how the space is used during workshops, and am undertaking additional hygiene measures before and during workshops. Having said this, the workshop is not large and, although there will always only be a maximum of three participants, please note it will not always be possible to maintain a 2 metre distance between people.
Measures l am taking:
Touch points will be disinfected prior to the workshop including tools, equipment and door handles.
There will be a visitor specific toilet, which will be disinfected prior to the workshop.
Antibacterial gel will be provided, as well as soap for handwashing.
Disposable gloves will be provided.
Sharing of equipment, materials and tools will be minimized.
Extra hygiene care will be taken with the provision of refreshments.
Participants will receive instruction on Covid safe practice in the workshop.
Aprons will be washed prior to every workshop.
Visitor specific toilet
Guidelines for workshop participants:
Do not attend if you have possible symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone who has. We can reschedule your workshop.
Bring a face covering with you - and be aware that you may be asked to wear it.
Use the handwash provided on entering and leaving the building.
Ideally email your artwork to me in advance.
Bring a folder or a couple of pieces of card with you (at least 40 x 30cm) for you to take your prints home in.
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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