This course will run Thursday evenings at 5:30pm – 8:00pm for 4 consecutive weeks (27th July/3rd August/10th August/17th August)
The Art of Screenprinting is a comprehensive course suitable for beginners and intermediate printers alike. On completion you will be a knowledgeable, confident screenprinter and able to hire our printmaking facilities to use.
The course schedule is as follows:
Week 1 (27th July 5:30 – 8:00pm) You will learn the fundamentals of screenprinting and create experimental prints using hand cut paper stencils and monoprint.
Week 2 (3rd August 5:30 – 8:00pm) You will learn how to clean a screen and prepare it for printing, as well as coating your screen in UV sensitive emulsion and exposing it to create a permanent stencil for printing. You will then use your exposed screen to create a set of prints.
Week 3 (10th August 5:30 – 8:00pm) This week will teach you all about registration and how to use multiple screens to create multi-layered prints.
Week 4 (17th August 5:30 – 8:00pm) Your final week will teach you how to print onto fabric, utilising all you’ve learnt to understand the subtle changes needed in the screenprinting process to create great fabric prints.
All materials you will use are included in the cost of the course, but you are welcome to bring along your own if you choose. Their studios are environmentally friendly where possible and use greener methods of screen printing, such as water-based acrylic inks. Completing this course will act as an Induction. After becoming a Bluecoat Artist Member you will be able to book into their Screen Printing Studio should you wish to.
(Attendees must be 18+)