Printmaking in a day: photographic screenprinting

Course Dates: 13/12/21
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
On this fast paced 1 day printmaking workshop, you will be taught how to register and print a four-layer CMYK screen print. Screenprinting is a highly creative and interesting process, recreating photographs and other digital artwork with endless possibilities. You will learn all the basics of screenprinting alongside some basic Photoshop skills in how to prepare your artwork. All levels welcome.
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Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00

Course Code: VS032

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Mon, day, 13 Dec - 13 Dec '21

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

You will be guided through the complete process of achieving a four-layer CMYK (Cyan, Magento, Yellow, Black) screen print. Learn how to create your own artwork using this fascinating, easy to use, process and leave with your own personal screen print. You will learn the steps in how to prepare images for screenprinting with Adobe Photoshop, how to build screens and learn the vital steps in preparation including coating and exposing. Finally you will learn the printing process, building up your print in layers of colour.

What will we cover?

- Learn basic technique for using halftone patterns and understand why they are used.
- Historical and contemporary use of the process
- Exposure times and exposure methods
- Mixing inks and learning about process colours.
- How to use simple photographs that are effective for CMYK printing
- Some basic Photoshop.

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

- Clean and degrease a screen for printing
- Coat and prepare a screen for printing
- Understand CMYK separations and applying halftones
- Prepare artwork and photographs for CMYK printing
- Printing and registration techniques.

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

All welcome, no previous skills required.

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

Demonstration, examples, practical work, working individually and in small groups, individual tutoring and group

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

Yes, a photograph saved onto a memory stick. All other necessary materials will be provided for.

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

You may wish to follow on to one of our screen printing courses - this course serves as an excellent introduction. You can find these on the citylit website.
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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..

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.