Screen Printing in a Day
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Design, print and take-away – all in just one day. Through demonstrations and practical exercises, you will explore some simple but surprisingly effective screen printing techniques. You will start by generating your ideas and looking at the various ways of creating artwork using photographs, drawings or imagery...
Taught by: Lara Mantell.
Design, print and take-away – all in just one day. Through demonstrations and practical exercises, you will explore some simple but surprisingly effective screen printing techniques. You will start by generating your ideas and looking at the various ways of creating artwork using photographs, drawings or imagery. With just a few simple steps you will then be show how to photographically expose your design onto a screen, mix colours and print using pigment binders onto fabric. You will learn methods that do not require any specialist equipment, so that by the end of the course you will not only be able to take away your beautiful new designs, printed onto fabric; but will also have a screen to continue working with at home.
You will have developed a good foundation in basic screen printing, from which to continue designing and printing onto fabric. You will be able to continue and expand your practice in your own workspace. You will take away a screen along with a unique set of samples to use for future reference and inspiration.
Who Should Attend
Ideal for artists wanting to learn how to screen print onto fabric. Suitable for beginners keen to learn design from a non-hand drawn approach. An ideal experience for designers or career changers looking to expand or learn new skills.
Lara Mantell is a printed textile designer, with a degree in Fashion and Textile Design with Business Studies from the University of Brighton. Lara works as a Specialist Print and Dye technician on the BA and MA Textile courses at Chelsea College of Arts. An experienced teacher of drawing and textile design, Lara has devised and taught short courses at Chelsea and other London college for many years. With an extensive repertoire of print and design knowledge and an interest in sustainable practice, she successfully researches contemporary methods for screen printing with natural dyes. Lara’s freelance career has included selling textile designs to major fashion brands, such as The Collection, as well as undertaking bespoke commissions for hand-printed cushions and silk scarfs. Her large large-scale intricately printed textile designs have been exhibited in recent exhibitions at Chelsea College of Arts.
Please bring along:
Inspiration! This could include: pictures, colours, drawings, a sketchbook, photo’s…
A notebook and pen.