Get skills in: screenprinting

Course Dates: 18/09/20 - 09/10/20
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

This course is a creative and practical introduction to the screen printing process aimed at beginners and the curious. You will learn step by step how to make your own series of prints using a variety of exciting techniques.

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Description

What is the course about?

This course is designed to give you an understanding into the whole process start to finish, as well as allowing you to make your own creatively developed screen prints.
This course will teach you step by step the elements for understanding the process and producing your own work. You will learn both creative techniques and practical skills. Learn how to set up a variety of work including your own for use in screen-printing, mixing and preparing inks, paper stocks, the safe use of the studio and equipment. You will be shown artists examples and a wider contemporary use of the process and its potential.

What will we cover?

The course will introduce the technical skills needed in creating and making a screen print, including the use of equipment, tools and materials and basic printing methods.
Students will gain an understanding of how to make a screen print from a photo stencil, hand cut paper stencils, a range of creative printing techniques, how to set up artwork in order to make a photo stencil from, basic registration, how to mix inks, troubleshooting, health & safety. The course will also give an understanding into the potential of a creative exploration to the process.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Screen print onto paper using water based ink
- Gain an understanding of the process start to finish
- Create a photo stencil
- Registration
- Discover potential ways to take your work further
- Achieve skills and confidence in printmaking practice, which may be used as a springboard for a more advanced practice.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners course. No previous experience is necessary.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Demonstrations of techniques will be given when new methods are introduced. One-to-one discussions and
guidance and some voluntary homework tasks.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All materials are included for this course. There is nothing you need to bring for the first day.

If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You might like to try Experimental Screenprint, Screenprinting : developing personal projects, Screenprint for graphic artists. Or other printmaking processes.
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Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Anne-Marie Foster

Anne-Marie studied Fine Art at Epsom School of Art & Design and Advanced Printmaking at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design. She has been working with printmaking, drawing, watercolour and mixed media since 1976 and has been involved in art education since 1987 at City Lit College of Adult Education, Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University School of Art & Design, Norwich School of Art & Design, Havering college of Further & Higher Education, V & A Museum Education department (printmaking workshops,) Morley College of Adult Education. Anne-Marie has exhibited nationally including the Hayward Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Battersea Arts Centre and internationally at Brooklyn Art Library USA, RAMOMA (Museum of Modern Art Nairobi Kenya,). Publications: Mandy Bonnell & Stephen Mumberson ‘Printmaking on a Budget’; Jane Stobbard ‘Drawing Matters’; Jackie Newell & Dee Whittington ‘Monoprinting’ Teaching forms an integral part of Anne-Marie’s art practice with both often acting as a stimulus for the other.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

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Course Code: VS004

Full Fri, day, 18 Sep - 09 Oct '20

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Full fee: £149.00
Senior fee: £119.00
Concession: £91.00

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