Introduction to Screenprinting Course Information

2 Day Course: 10.30am - 5.30pm  

Tea and coffee breaks will be provided.

There will be a lunch break from 1.30 - 2.30.

This is an introductory course to the techniques for screenprinting. The course has a set structure with practical exercises to learn and try out screenprinting.
This course will explore the different techniques for developing screenprint initially using paper stencils and then moving onto photographic stencils.
Participants will aim to create and leave with a 2-colour print, combining both photographic and hand drawn/cut elements (please note we use water-based inks on paper, not suitable for printing on textiles).
Participants will be working in small groups on the first day of the course, day two you are given the opportunity to print your own image using a combination of any of the techniques that suits you best.

Course contents:  

• Screen preparation          

• Paper stencils

• Photo stencils

• Mixing inks

• Multicolour printing          

Please bring:          

• Found images – this can be anything from magazine cuttings, newspaper images, illustrations, hand drawn images, photographs and even found objects such as fabrics/lace or textured materials (this will need to be an object with a flat surface).

*Please note, images should be high contrast, as they will be converted into black and white. You can bring your own image as an original print out or as a digital image (300dpi) on a memory stick.

Please wear suitable clothing, as you will be working with ink and other screen print materials. Aprons and all materials are provided.

Wear sturdy and appropriate shoes: e.g., trainers, closed leather shoes or work boots - NOT open-toed sandals, flip-flops or you might be refused entrance to the studio.

Please arrive promptly for courses, as time is limited. It is essential to attend each day of the course.

We look forward to seeing you.

Print Studio Co-Ordinator:

Darren Van Der Merwe

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