Screen Print on Textile. (2 Day)

Screen Print on Textile. (2 Day)


Sat 28th Sep & 5th Oct

10AM - 4:30PM

Tutor: Susan Clarke
Level: Beginner / Refresher

Where: Art Hub Studios, Unit 2b, Building 28, Westminster Industrial Estate, Woolwich, SE18 5TF

Screen printing on to textiles involves pushing dye (ink), through a screen on which a stencil has been made, on to the surface of the fabric. A stencil can be made with paper or with light sensitive emulsion. This 2-day workshop will give you in-depth knowledge of the entire process and equip you with the necessary skills to start working independently on your textile projects. We will explore a range of image making techniques including handmade and digitally prepared stencils.

Day one will focus on handmade approaches and explore ways in which you can create both gestural and controlled marks through materials such as chinagraph pencils, wax crayons, Indian ink, acrylic paints and paper cut-outs. Day two will cover  screen printing from digitally prepared images.

The studio is a low toxicity environment. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience who may need a refresher. Places are limited to 6.

The course will cover:

• Image preparation; digital and handmade stencils

• Screen preparation; coating, exposing and cleaning

• Ink preparation; mixing coloured pigments with binder

• Setting up and printing on a fabric table

• Fixing and curing your textiles

• Safe use of emulsion and cleaning agents

• Safe use of exposure unit and power washer

What to Bring:

Bring along a notebook and any source material you’d like to work from. Wear old clothes as you may get inky. On the second day you will be asked to bring pre prepared digital images. Your tutor will outline this in more detail via email before the course. All materials are provided.

About Susan Clarke:

After completing her BA and MA in Contemporary Fine Art Practice at Falmouth University, Susan moved towards London in search of new creative opportunities. Since then, she has worked with a number of printmaking studios including; Typoretum, Bainbridge Studios and more recently East London Printmakers where she currently works as the Studio Manager, Tutor and Artist Keyholder.

Cancellations and Refunds

If you cancel 7 days or more before the workshop begins, we will provide a full refund minus a £10 admin fee. If you cancel less than 7 days before the start date of the workshop no refund will be given.

Participants must be over the age of 18.

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