Printed textiles: screen printing and surface effects

Course Dates: 28/04/20 - 02/06/20
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Learn how to create your own hand made artwork into a photographic silk screen. Develop tactile printed layers through exploring opaque and transparent colour and special finishes such as foiling, flocking and relief effects.


What is the course about?

Exploring silkscreen printing on fabric, using different types of screen stencils; cut and torn paper stencils and a
hand drawn design exposed on to a photo sensitive screen. You will have the option to send off images and make
thermofax screens as an easily accessible your photographic screen. Develop and combine
techniques and learn to use pigment printing systems to achieve specific effects. We will explore layering
of colour using opaque and transparent binders, and speciality surface effects such as foiling, flocking and puff binder. You will be introduced to the work of fabric printers using these techniques. Create your own fabrics as samples or for use in artwork, or making interior or fashion items.

What will we cover?

- How to lay and prepare cloth for printing.
- Designing and cutting or tearing a paper stencil to print with.
- Designing and exposing a hand drawn artwork to make a photographic silk screen.
- Mixing, printing and fixing colour using pigments and binders.
- Using foil, puff and flock, opaque binders.
- Good workshop practice.

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

- Create a hand-drawn artwork to make a single positive.
- Expose your positive onto a screen to create a photographic screen.
- Use paper stencils in combination with a photographic screen.
- Prepare your cloth for printing and fix your prints.
- Mix colour and prepare pigments and binders.
- Follow good health and safety practice.
- Produce samples and experiments demonstrating the above including speciality finishes.

More advanced learners will be able to:
- Further develop skills, outcomes and refine ideas.

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

No prior knowledge is necessary. This structured course is suitable for all levels from beginner to more advanced learners wanting to extend skills. Learners who have completed VX336 and VX337 will develop new skills and knowledge. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.

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

You will be taught through demonstration, group and individual tuition, discussion, illustration with samples, visual presentations and hands on practice. Techniques and processes used will be supported by handouts. You will receive guidance about collecting materials and researching ideas and some preparation will be suggested for you to work on outside of the class.

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

Please bring:
· A sketchbook
· An overall and rubber gloves, and wear old clothes and shoes with a grip.

Basic materials are supplied but you will need to bring your own fabrics to suit personal preferences. This will be discussed with you in class.

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

VX306 Colour and abstract design for textiles and surface pattern
VX702 Textiles : constructing pattern, colouring cloth
VX168 Print and dye: polychromatic fabric printing
VX442 Textiles digital surface.

Tutor Biographies
Caroline Bartlett Tutor Website

Caroline Bartlett has exhibited widely in the U.K. and internationally as a textile artist. Examples of her work can be seen in various public collections including those of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Whitworth Art Gallery and the Crafts Council. Trained originally in printed textiles she worked as a freelance designer and for a commission printer before completing a postgraduate in textiles at Goldsmith and then an MA in Public Art. Her current practice has included responses to historic locations and museum collections generating work which employs a range of textile processes. She has extensive experience teaching adults from beginner level through to Foundation, degree and MA in Textiles and Applied Arts.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: VX338

Tue, day, 28 Apr - 02 Jun '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £269.00
Senior fee: £215.00
Concession: £164.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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