Introduction to Screen Printing

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Introduction to Screen Printing:

This is a screen printing course for curious beginners. During the course you will explore the different techniques of screen printing; from preparing a screen all the way through to the finished print. This course will focus on hand-created positives. No digital skills needed; only open, creative and curious minds to be ready to dive into the beauty of screen-printing.

Course aims and benefits:

You will learn to create printed editions using a variety of techniques. This course aims to experiment and explore the process of screen printing with a focus on hand-created positives and you will be guided through the screen printing process step-by-step.

During the course, you'll learn the benefits of overlapping colours, gradient, layer, stencil-printing and registration methods. You'll also be introduced to the materials, papers and tools involved in the printing process.

By the end of the course, you'll have:

  • an edition of prints that have been produced using a variety of screen print techniques
  • knowledge of how to create positives by using non-digital tools
  • a clear understanding of screen printing

Course structure

Week 1: Introduction of studio, materials, tools. History of screen printing. Looking at a varied range of screen printed samples.
Week 2: Creating positives. Preparing screens. Exposing the screens.
Week 3: Introduction of setting up the beds. Introduction of printing. Printing artwork with two layers.
Week 4: Printing artwork with learning gradient.
Week 5: Printing artwork by overlapping colours.
Week 6: Printing artwork with stencil on the screen.

Additional entry requirements

The course is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning how to screen print.

Course info
Start Date: Tue 01st October 2019


London, E1 7NT


6 weeks




No Qualification



From: £335


Concessions may be available for those on an income-related benefit

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