Learn to screen print bold and eye-catching posters and art-prints! Over this two-day course, you’ll be guided through the entire process of screen printing posters and art-prints, learning plenty of tips and tricks along the way, as well as printing a small edition of your own design to take home.We will cover: The basics of preparing and creating screens Designing artwork using graphics software or by hand Ink mixing & colour matching Registration tips and tricks Techniques such as trapping, overprinting, transparency effects, and blends.
Your tutors: Graham Pilling (Army Of Cats)
Graham Pilling is a graphic artist & printmaker from Leeds, creating work under the name Army of Cats Creative Studio. With over a decade of screen-printing experience, his approach combines a love of texture and traditional mark marking with a digitally-aided workflow and bold design sensibilities. His output ranges from commercial design work to personal practice but is perhaps most well known for creating limited-edition, screen-printed gig-posters which he has exhibited and sold internationally. Alongside music, he has a passion for nature and the outdoors, particularly mountains and the wild spaces of the UK, and these are frequent subjects of his personal printmaking.
While not intended as a beginner’s course, no previous experience of screen printing is required but would of course be helpful. This course is best suited to graphic designers or illustrators wanting to learn how to translate their work into screen printing, or for those who have already started out in printing and want to improve their skills. You will be e-mailed in advance details of the type of artwork to prepare and what you should bring on the day.
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/