Waterbased Silkscreen Printing
THURSDAY 9th MAY 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
COST = ｣60.00 ・includes all materials + tea/coffee/biscuits
In this class you will be taught the basics of silkscreen printing using waterbased inks and pastels.
You will be shown how to set up the screen with a hinge system, mix acrylic paint with a specific printing medium, apply a design numerous ways, registration of your design accurately, print an edition of multi layered coloured prints (including your photographic design) and how to clean down quickly and efficiently with sponge and water.
Starting with the basic mechanics of screenprinting you will soon be making prints by the monosilkscreen method, using paint directly on the surface of a screen. Then you will develop the process by introducing paper stencils and watercolour pastels. With the registration technique you will be able to either produce an edition of prints or use the day for experimentation. You would then finish off the day by printing a prepared stencil* combined with the earlier techniques instructed in the session. But you will end the day with good collection of prints, tips and resource info.
The class is suited for complete beginners, or artists wishing to refresh their knowledge.
Please note, although tea/coffee/biscuits are provided throughout the day, lunch is not included and therefore, please bring your own lunch with you.