Screenprinting Course

Screenprinting Course

from 200.00

This four week course is a basic introduction to silkscreen printing. Beginners will learn the history of the art form, print room safety & ethics and gain guided hands on practice in the process of printmaking from start to finish - including preparing your black and white artwork for the medium, coating and exposing your screen, handling screen printing equipment and tools, setting up your workspace, working with water based inks and producing your very own A4 limited edition print run.
You will learn to print, troubleshoot and experiment with colours, blending and over printing techniques and come away inspired for your next edition!

Provider: Maisie McNeice

Location (see map below): 1-6 Haymarket, Dublin 7.

Duration: 4 Weeks.

Availability: Booking required. Get in touch.

Requirements: Don't wear your sunday best!

Restrictions: Age (18+)

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WHAT TO EXPECT
This four week course is a basic introduction to silkscreen printing. Beginners will learn the history of the art form, print room safety & ethics and gain guided hands on practice in the process of printmaking from start to finish - including preparing your black and white artwork for the medium, coating and exposing your screen, handling screen printing equipment and tools, setting up your workspace, working with water based inks and producing your very own A4 limited edition print run.

You will learn to print, troubleshoot and experiment with colours, blending and over printing techniques - and come away inspired for your next edition!

PRICE 
€200, including all screen-printing materials PLUS a 3hr post course studio session to practice like pro in the Damn Fine Print Studio.
BYO paper for final prints.

WHAT ARTWORK TO SUBMIT 
2 x A4 size black and white images. 
Your images must be maximum A4 size, black and white and saved as a .JPEG/.PDF/.PSD file format. For best results bitmap or halftone your photographic images.
Screenprinting loves vector artwork and vector is most suitable for typographic work. We recommend a minimum vector line weights of 1pt -1.5 pt and text no smaller than 12 pt for beginners. You are also welcome to bring along hand drawn artwork onto acetate, film or tracing paper as long as it is done so in very opaque black.

Submit your artwork by email 1 week in advance of the course to damnfineprint@blockt.ie
Don't worry if you need help we will be here to talk through the images on class 1

WHAT TO BRING
Damn Fine Print will provide all printing supplies, film positives, inks, aprons and safety gear and a limited supply of paper but we advise you to BYO paper for your final prints or you can purchase our in-house stock from the studio. (Coloured and patterned paper can produce great results also). Some old cloth rags always come in handy too. 

WHAT TO WEAR 
Dress up or dress down but we advise against wearing your Sunday best!
Inks spatter and fingers are clumsy – you get the picture!