Screenprints & Design

Workshops

Basic:

You'll learn the basics; from mixing ink to creating simple paper stencils - before you know it you'll be a skilled-up squeegee warrior! (Maybe you did it a few years ago at college and need a bit of a refresher - c'mon over, we'll soon dust the cobwebs off!)

Dates:
1st April 2017
5th August 2017
18th November 2017

Places are just £50 per person. To book a place call 07811 460494 or to book online (which includes a £1.50 online booking fee) click here.

Intermediate:

You've mastered the basics and you want a new challenge... Great! We'll show you how to take it to the next level. Come and learn how to 'expose' an image on to a screen using only light and magic chemicals. Then we'll show you some simple and fundamental registration techniques, master this and you'll get consistent results time after time.

Dates:
11th Feb 2017
17th June 2017
7th October 2017

Places are just £60 per person. (This workshop has very low numbers in each session, and is very materials heavy, hence the slight difference in cost.) To book a place call 07811 460494 or to book online (which includes a £1.50 online booking fee) click here.

Weekender:

Print Club Weekender is a two day luxury screenprinting course that’ll get you printing like a pro! This is a great opportunity to go deeper into the process and would suit anyone who wants to incorporate photography and digital techniques into screenprinting. You will learn how to ‘expose’ a screen using photo emulsion and how to use registration techniques to ensure consistent printing with multiple layers.

Day 1 will focus on the design and preparation of a 4 colour limited edition print. You will be shown how to create stencils and develop designs by hand or digitally using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (to do this you will need to bring a laptop with this software installed and a basic working knowledge of them). You will be shown the techniques and tricks used by many screenprinters – half tone dots, colour separation and CYMK printing, overlays and trapping. You will then be shown how to prepare and expose a screen using photo emulsion.

Day 2 is when the aprons come out and sleeves get rolled up! You'll be shown how to mix ink (using water-based inks) and then how to print. You will also be shown how to register and align screens correctly so that you be able to achieve consistent results when printing multiple layers.

You will need to bring images/ideas to work from to create a 4 colour print. If you wish to work with digital imagery (colour separation, CMYK and half tone dots) you will need a laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed and a basic working knowledge of Photoshop.

Cost: £95 per person
Class size: 6 people

23rd AND 24th July 2016 (both days)

School Bookings:

A Print Club workshop showing all the basics you need to making stunning screen prints - mixing ink, playing with squeegees and creating simple paper stencil techniques. Available on a day of your choosing, for £225 for the day (max 10 students). All they need to bring is lunch and some imagery/ideas to work from.

Screen printing is a brilliantly flexible medium and is especially useful for developing and strengthing understanding of composition and lay out, colour theory, graphic design as well being adaptable and transferable to most themes and ideas.

For any queries or bookings ring Iain on 07725236208 or email: iainperry@ymail.com

All print workshops are held at Unit Twelve - full address:
Unit Twelve Gallery
Tixall Heath Farm
Tixall Road
Stafford
ST18 0XX

Please be aware that it is a rural location and the postcode is a shared one so your satnav might not be 100% accurate. Please take a look at the Unit Twelve website for a map and directions: link

To see more images from previous workshops please visit the facebook page for examples of basic and intermediate.

You can also read two in depth blog posts by a previous participant here (basic) and here (intermediate).

Factoids


*We print on to paper, but if you're interested in printing onto textiles, don't worry, the knowledge and skills are all transferable.
*It's all waterbased - but you should probably bring an old shirt or apron, don't come in your Sunday best!
*Bring a packed lunch, we're in the lovely countryside, so there's not a hypermarket or overpriced Spar in sight!
*You'll need to bring lots of ideas/drawings or images to work from too.
*Full payment will be taken at the time of booking and is non-refundable.