Screen Printing: An Introduction

Taught in some of the best-maintained facilities in London, this hands-on course will introduce you to the equipment and techniques of screen printing onto paper using water based processes. Expert tutors will guide you through workshops and demonstrations then give individual feedback so you can learn the fundamental technical skills and develop confidence in your printmaking...

Taught by: Tony Braithwaite, A respected industry expert.

Description

Taught in some of the best-maintained facilities in London, this hands-on course will introduce you to the equipment and techniques of screen printing onto paper using water based processes.

Expert tutors will guide you through workshops and demonstrations then give individual feedback so you can learn the fundamental technical skills and develop confidence in your printmaking.

You will be given a project to demonstrate your new skills in screen printing, then you will further develop your understanding of the processes by printing your own two-colour personal project based on your own particular creative goals.

Topics Covered

  • Creating images for screen
  • Coating and exposing your screen
  • Setting up the hand bench for printing
  • Mixing inks

Course Outcomes

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Understand various stencil making techniques and their suitability for assorted effects and imagery
  • Coat and expose a screen using photographic emulsion and a vacuum press
  • Have confidence in printing and registering for multiple colours on a hand bench

You can see our fabulous screen printing facilities online in one of our Virtual Tours. ?

Who Should Attend
Artists, designers and illustrators looking to explore new image making skills.

Level
Beginner.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may be interested in Experimental Screen Printing or Screen Printing for Textiles.



Tutor information

Tony Braithwaite was an industry silk screen printer apprentice at 16 years old until he was 21. He was a journeyman until the age of  25, and then a  Production Manager until he was 28. Tony was the Senior Screen Printer at London College of Printing (now London College of Communication)  for 16 years. He is a specialist in fine art screen printed editions, and has been artist in residence on several occasions in USA and Europe. Consultant for many years Tony is now approaching his 40th anniversary as a Screen Printer.
This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

Materials

Students will need to bring in note taking material, apron or old t-shirt. Paper will be provided, but you may wish to purchase your own specialist printing paper. Plastic storage containers with lids are useful to prolong ink shelf life.


Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
04/10/2016 - 06/12/2016Tuesday18:00 - 20:3010 Weeks£650Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
12/12/2016 - 16/12/2016Monday - Friday11:00 - 17:005 Days£650Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket