Photography by Sophie Traynor

The Art of Screenprinting - 4 week course

A comprehensive 4-week evening course designed to give you a full understanding of all aspects of screenprinting.


5:30pm - 7:45pm


from Thu 04 July - Thu 25 July 2024

Thu 4, 11, 18, & 25 Jul, 5:30pm - 7:45pm

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: You will learn the fundamentals of screenprinting and create experimental prints using hand cut paper stencils and monoprint.

Week 2: 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: This week will teach you all about registration and how to use multiple screens to create multi-layered prints.

Week 4: 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+.

Thu 4, 11, 18, & 25 Jul, 5:30pm - 7:45pm

Tickets: £180 for 4 sessions

Bluecoat Print Studio

Visit our Print Studio page for more information on other workshops, and how to hire our facilities for your own use.

Eco-friendly Printing

Our studios are environmentally friendly where possible and use greener methods of etching, such as copper sulphate and vegetable oil.