Silkscreen Printing for Beginners

53 TUTOR: Berkshire Printmakers

Join a husband and wife team from Berkshire Printmakers for a beginners' course in silkscreen printing. Experimentation is encouraged throughout and you will explore creating and printing with paper stencils and combining your templates with an image and patterned photo screen library. The tutors will take you through how to make a multi-layered print on paper using registration marks, experimenting with translucent and opaque colours in addition to visual and optical colour mixing to create your own prints. At the end of the week you will have the opportunity to try experimental silkscreen mono printing techniques using oil pastels, colour pencils, acrylic paint and medium.

2 PM
PM course

Course Notes

This course is meant to be both creative and fun and at Berkshire Printmakers we believe in "making through doing”, so you will be given ample opportunity to explore and develop your own printmaking throughout the course.

During the week, you will be shown how to make a successful multilayered silkscreen print with paper stencils using mylar, registration marks and our hinged silkscreen boards.

You will be able to combine your own cut stencils with our library of photo screens images and patterns to create your own silkscreen prints.

As well as giving historical and contextual references, your tutors will explain the differences between printing on paper and textiles, the variety of screen mesh sizes and their uses, the inks and equipment available on the market. We only use waterbased inks throughout the course.

At the end of the week, we crack open the "experimental” silkscreen techniques which are drawn directly onto the screen, this will give you the chance to take your printmaking in a totally different direction.

All materials included. Bring an apron an A3 folder/portfolio to store your loose prints

If you have images you would like to develop into a print please bring them to the course.

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