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2 DAY WORKSHOP
SATURDAY 18th and SATURDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2017
Learn and explore the basics of screen printing. This two day course will teach you the fundamentals of screen printing onto paper, introduce you to the equipment and develop your confidence as an independent screen printer. You will learn how to register and layer your designs, and print with multiple colours. By the end of the course, you will be able to use various stencil making techniques and understand their effects. You will gain an understanding of the photo stencil emulsion technique and will learn how to coat and expose screens. Your tutor will also introduce you to relevant contextual artists and screen printing terminology.
What experience do I need?
No previous experience is necessary. The course is for beginners or anyone looking to refresh their skills. Those with previous experience may use the course to develop their skills and become familiar with the facilities at our workshop.
What will l make?
You will produce a series of handmade screen prints in one or two colours of your own design. There is the option to create graphic or fine art prints as well as greetings cards.
Who is my tutor?
Mary Gibbons is a screen printer who studied at ArtEZ Academy of Arts in the Netherlands and later worked in London as a Graphic Designer. Now she works in a local gallery and sells her work online and in galleries. She is inspired by nature, mark making, pattern and texture.
Do I need to bring anything?
You may like to bring a journal to take notes and a plastic wallet for your information sheet. Basic materials including inks and cartridge paper will be provided. The workshop also sell a range of printmaking papers if you would like to try something different. Prices range from £1 to £2.20 per sheet.
If I can't attend can I get a refund?
We will refund you in full if you cancel no later than 7 days before the workshop. For cancellations after this period there will be no refunds issued.