Beginner Screen Printing One Day
Get started with Screen Printing!
In this busy one day workshop at Slamseys, you will learn the techniques of stencil screen printing; working with both positive and negative stencils. We begin with looking at screen printing repeat designs using smaller screens, with the opportunity to use our thermofax screens, and move onto larger-scale bold designs with our bigger screens. During the workshop you will learn about setting up a studio space, have the chance to explore different inks and print surfaces and practice registering a two colour design. By the end of the workshop you will have the skills and knowledge to get set up and continue printing at home. You will leave with … 5 quality prints on paper and experimental prints of your unique designs and the skills to continue printmaking in the future.
WHO IS THIS SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP FOR?
Beginners with no experience in printmaking and those with a little printmaking experience who would like to refresh their knowledge. There will be a demonstration of each new technique before we start.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
All printmaking tools, equipment and materials will be provided. Please bring along your sketchbook or any special reference material, as it helps if you have some design ideas in mind to work from. For inspiration, have a look at our printmaking boards on Pinterest.
Group size is limited to 6 people to give you plenty of space to work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions throughout the course. The workshop will begin at 09:30 so please arrive five minutes beforehand for a cup of tea or coffee. The workshop will finish between 15:00 and 15:30, depending on the complexity of your design and the speed at which you work. Teas and coffees are provided throughout the day, but please bring along a packed lunch (the nearest supermarket is a five-minute drive away).
I've been teaching printmaking at Slamseys since 2013, having studied with the OCA, Gainsborough's House and Colchester Institute. I love helping adult learners discover new processes and create artwork. I make sure classes are relaxed and friendly - you can never ask too many questions!
We really had a fantastic time learning how to screen print and creating our own designs and would love to do more with Slamseys.... Highly recommend both in terms of the fab venue and teaching!!
I go on courses when other people go on holiday and discovered Slamseys printing courses and had a rush of blood to the head. It has been a total success! Ruth is a very experienced tutor, there is flexibility and equipment and inks are freely available. There are lots of helpful tips along the way so that you can continue at home. She has a real love and understanding of the printmaking process. With Ruth’s very gentle teaching style, you will get a great deal out of the class, even with no prior knowledge of printing. Everything associated with Slamseys is of the highest quality and matches the branding of the website. The barn is a very large, airy space and very conducive to encouraging art activities. There being no more than 6 in a class there is no need for the diffident to feeling overwhelmed, and there is plenty of parking! What more can I say? Only I am already planning to join more course in the future. My money was well spent!
The 5 Week Printmaking Short Course was a perfect introduction to a variety of ways of printing art, that could easily be replicated at home. Ruth is a very talented artist who is able to generate an enthusiasm for what she does during the course. She is very patient and allows each member of the class to 'do their own thing'. The surroundings in which the course takes place are ideal and the equipment provided is very good. I will certainly continue to print art at home and have already begun collecting a few things with a project in mind. I thoroughly enjoyed each morning.
The Fabric Printing One-to-One course was fantastic. We were so impressed with the course from booking to finish. Ruth was flexible and accommodating when we needed to change our booking at the last minute. We would just love to do more printing now! The follow up information about where to purchase supplies etc. is extremely helpful. This will ensure we carry on!
I found the Fabric Printing Short Course really interesting and informative, especially as this is something I've never tried before, it was very good value for money. I especially liked the small class and the laid back approach Ruth has, it really does makes people feel at ease and able to express themselves individually. Also being able to experiment with different techniques and mediums. The cakes were a real treat too!