Introduction to screenprinting
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
This course has now finished
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
- 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.
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.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to
Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details.
Claire Hynds is an artist specialising in printmaking, her work combines drawing and photography with traditional and digital print techniques to create hand printed, limited edition prints and books. Claire studied Fine Art at the University of Wales and was awarded an AHRB to study MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England. She has been teaching printmaking and drawing since 2002 and specialises in traditional etching, photomechanical intaglio processes (photoetching and polymer), screenprinting, bookmaking and artist books. She is a member of East London Printmakers and the Printmakers Council, dividing her time between teaching and her studio practice. Claire has exhibited throughout the UK and internationally and has work in permanent collections at the V&A, the Printmakers Council Archive and the National Museum and Gallery of Wales. Claire’s research investigates the urban environment. Visiting examples of modern architecture and new towns she examines what remains of the utopian vision of post war Britain, developing work through drawing, photography and print that explores how these spaces are experienced today.
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