Introduction to screenprinting

Course Dates: 16/04/21 - 07/05/21
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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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00

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Finished Fri, day, 16 Apr - 07 May '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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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.

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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.

Rolina Elsje Blok Tutor Website

Rolina E. Blok is an artist of Dutch/Romanian origin based in London. She is a multidisciplinary artist with a speciality in Contemporary Approaches to Printmaking. Blok’s practice expands into the digital realm as well as printmaking, sculpture, performance art and curating. Blok is part of the Visual Arts team at City Lit and is currently a Screenprint Fellow at the Royal Academy. I think that working with the other tutors we can inspire and help the students advance in their practice and explore the creative potential within combined digital and print media. I am an advocate for experimentation and would like to instigate conversations surrounding the relationship between the physical realm and the digital world. The method is the vessel for the message to be portrayed. From pixel to halftone and back again.. @rolinablok #rolinablok rolina.blok@citylit.ac.uk

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.