Introduction To Screen Printing

Tutor: Monica Gabb

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
Novice

Typically for a max of 6 people.

Full Day

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Screen printing is a vibrant, flexible medium beloved of artists and craftspeople, in which the print is created by pressing ink through a mesh screen with the image created by a stencil design to resist the ink. This course will introduce you to the basic equipment, materials and methods of this medium. Screen printing can be adapted to your own style and during this workshop you will be printing onto paper but the technique can be use to print onto many surfaces including fabric. You will learn:

– How to use a screen and squeegee.
– To design and apply stencils.
– To mix water based screen printing inks.
– How to register successive prints and two colour prints.

Please note there is a £5 material charge payable on the day.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

A pencil, rubber and sketch pad.
Any photographs or sketches of ideas you may have for screen print designs
We will be working to an image size of 7’ x 5” so, if you are planning a particular design, you may wish to bear this in mind.
This is a messy process so please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty

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