2017 Screen print courses

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2017 Screen print courses

We are running a couple of one day courses in the new year - 24th Feb and 17th March.  The day will run like this:

9.45am Arrive, Coffee/Tea

10 am The morning will start with an introductory talk - explaining some of the  different methods of printing, illustrated with examples of work by various artists. We will then give a brief demonstration of four of these printing methods; potato printing, lino printing, stencil printing and screen printing and how to get quick and easy results to test your designs.

With these printing techniques in mind we will talk about how to create a simple design and how to turn a design into a repeating pattern. 

10.45 am Printing demonstration showing how we adapt these simple screen printing techniques to produce our collection of hand printed fabrics.

11.15 am Using this knowledge you you will draw up your first design and cut either or both a potato and a lino block. 

11.45 am Choosing your colours, you will have a go at printing your first design - first testing it on paper, then fabric - looking at how the repeat and different colours work.

12.45 pm Break for lunch

1.30pm During the afternoon we will focus on producing a finished screen print onto fabric. Having perfected your design during the morning session, during the afternoon you will:

Cut your screen print stencils and prepare your screen.

Mix your printing inks.

Prepare your fabric for printing.

Print your design.

4 pm Finish

Above is a brief summary of the day. This is to be used as a guide but we will adapt it to suit, allowing you to work at your own pace and making sure that you get the most out of the day.

To book a place please email rebecca@raptureandwright.co.uk

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