Stencil Screen Printing I 2nd November 2019
Tutor: Henny Clark
A fun and experimental approach to screenprint for any experience level.You will use several different stencil methods to print multi-layered prints, experimenting with transparent inks to produce unexpected new tones.
The basics of how to screen print onto paper will be covered, as well as mixing transparent vs. opaque inks, registration and composition. Rather than working with a single image and exposing a screen, stencil methods involve making one design or another with a fresh screen, allowing you to work quickly and make a handful of layers throughout the day.
What experience do I need?
This course is suitable for absolute beginners, since we will cover the basics of how to screenprint well. However, people who already have screenprint in their practice but would enjoy a new approach will also benefit. Stencil screenprint can be a great way to bring experimentation and freedom to your practice.
What will I make?
Throughout the day you will produce 10-20 multi-layered, multi-coloured screenprints onto A3 paper to take away with you.
Who is my tutor?
Henny Clark studied Surface Pattern Design at CCAD in 2011. She holds an NVQ Teaching Qualification and has delivered, assessed, and verified adult learning programmes in recognized Royal Society of Arts Centres. Primarily a printmaker and textile designer she also works with ceramics and other mixed media.
Do I need to bring anything?
All materials and equipment will be provided, including the screens, inks and good quality cartridge paper.
You might want to bring some sketchbooks, ideas and source materials for your prints; however, you will also be just fine if you show up on the day with a blank slate and work in an experimental and abstract way.
10am - 4pm. Group size is limited to 6 people, to give you plenty of space to work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the session. Please arrive for the first session at 09:45 for a cup of tea or coffee and introductions. The workshop will finish 16.00, but please note that times may vary depending on the speed at which you work. Teas and coffees are provided throughout the day, but please bring along a packed lunch (the nearest shop is a five minute drive away).
Places are limited.