Thursday evenings from Thu 9 - Thu 30 Nov, 5.30-8pm
The Art of Screenprinting is a comprehensive course suitable for beginners and intermediate printers alike. On completion, you will be a knowledgeable, confident screen-printer and able to hire our printmaking facilities to use.
The course schedule is as follows:
Week 1 (9th November 5:30 - 8:00pm) You will learn the fundamentals of screenprinting and create experimental prints using hand cut paper stencils and monoprint.
Week 2 (16th November 5:30 - 8:00pm) You will learn how to clean a screen and prepare it for printing, as well as coating your screen in UV sensitive emulsion and exposing it to create a permanent stencil for printing. You will then use your exposed screen to create a set of prints.
Week 3 (23rd November 5:30 - 8:00pm) This week will teach you all about registration and how to use multiple screens to create multi-layered prints.
Week 4 (30th November 5:30 - 8:00pm) Your final week will teach you how to print onto fabric, utilising all you've learnt to understand the subtle changes needed in the screenprinting process to create great fabric prints.
All materials you will use are included in the cost of the course, but you are welcome to bring along your own if you choose.
After completing this course and becoming a Bluecoat Artist Member, you will be able to book into our Screenprinting Studio should you wish to.
Attendees must be 18+.
Tickets: £180 for 4 sessions
Our studios are environmentally friendly where possible and use greener methods of etching, such as copper sulphate and vegetable oil.