This Silk Screen Printing Workshop provides a comprehensive workshop for those who want to practice the art of print making by silk screen printing.
In this workshop participants will learn; how to make designs compatible for printmaking; how to set up screens for printmaking; how to correctly use exposure units to achieve the desired results in printmaking; how to mix inks correctly and to the right consistency (as well as the different types that can be used); and make students fully aware of heath and safety in the studio as there are many hazards.
Participants will also look at how to use print beds correctly as many need to be maintained and cleaned on a regular basis, (in particular those used for printing on fabric are very expensive to replace if damaged by knives and sharp implements).
The workshop leader will explain to students how to use items such as pallet knives and squeegees and show students how to wash down their screens after printmaking by using a specialised water hose and wash tray or by hand using plenty of newspaper and clean rags.
Depending on facilities, the workshop leader can also show students how to use a light box to improve design work before printmaking.
Silk screen printing is a long and very technical process to learn but once mastered can be very rewarding. This workshop caters to students of all abilities.
The workshop leader has several years experience of working as a silk screen printer both professionally at Colour Screen Limited and freelance.