Screen printing on paper is a highly versatile technique that allows an endless variety of marks to be printed from bold solid areas of colour, delicate line drawings, text and photographic images.
This printmaking method involves creating a stencil on a screen. This is a fine-mesh fabric stretched taut over a frame through which ink is then forced resulting in a print. This course offers an introduction to water-based screen printing, and will cover the following:
You will learn about the various methods of transferring images to a screen.
These include using simple cut paper stencils, hand drawn images & mark-making, and photocopied or digitally printed images on acetate.
Preparation of screen
You will then learn the methods involved in preparing a screen for printing. This will include coating a screen with light-sensitive emulsion, exposing your imagery to it using ultra-violet light, and developing with water.
You will learn about how to print, mix inks and registration techniques. You will then have the opportunity to print a small edition using several colours onto paper.
Your tutors: Clare Caulfield
Clare Caulfield is an artist and printmaker whose work is inspired by her travels to some of the world’s greatest cities. Her love of drawing lends itself perfectly to her work as a printmaker. Screen-printing allows her to transfer the lively sketchbook drawings produced whilst on location onto both paper and canvas enabling the prints to maintain a sense of spontaneity. You can view Clare’s work via her website.
Ideal for beginners or those who want to refresh their memory, this course will cover everything you need to get you started with screen printing, including basic printing with paper stencils, preparing artwork for print, coating, exposing and developing screens, printing using water-based inks, layering colours, and registration techniques. By the end of the weekend you will have a thorough understanding of the screen printing process, and be confident with using our specialist equipment to create your own multi-coloured screen prints. Explore this diverse medium in a friendly learning environment using our excellent facilities.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment.
After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member. As a member, you can continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/