Screen Printing for Beginners
This night class offers a multitude of different inspiring and encouraging outcomes that span the classic world of fine art printmaking to commercial product design.
Experimentation and combining both hand drawn elements and digitally produced design means that this technique is ideal for beginners or those interested with multiple reproduction of prints for either commercial purposes or their own artistic endeavour.
This four-week course is an opportunity to explore screen printing and its many techniques in a supportive and stimulating working studio.
6pm - 8.30pm
Suitable for all ages
What will you learn?
A screen print (also referred to as a serigraph or silk screen) is a planographic method of printmaking using stencil techniques and is utilised for both fine art reproduction on to paper and surface textile printing.
At Green Door, we teach a range of screen printing methods using water based inks on to handmade papers, commercial card stock and even on to fabrics and textiles.
Each night will cover a different process;
Monoprinting with Serigraphy
The key concept and success to this technique (in combination with the concept of the monoprint) is in its spontaneity and fluidity. Monoprints of this nature can often be used as stand-alone prints or in conjunction with other serigraphy processes, once the initial monoprint is complete.
Stencil Screen Printing
This traditional technique of screen printing is to create the stencil out of a non-porous material by hand (much like a papercut) and then applying the stencil to the mesh of the screen before producing multiple prints on to paper or fabric.
Using photographic techniques to transfer images onto the screen, this technique allows exploration and investigation as a method of reproducing artwork specifically with the intent of producing an edition of fine art prints, as well as analysing composition and aesthetic design.
- A brief history of screen printing and its terminology
- Paper types, tools and materials in screen printing
- How to produce your own prints using the methods covered
- How to sign and edition your prints
For details about what to prepare before for your course begins, please read through this page.
All materials and notes are included in the price of this workshop. No previous experience of printmaking is required.