Evening Classes

Screenprinting Evening class

Full Price: £180/ £145 concession

This course concentrates on using light sensitive stencil screenprinting. This type of stencil can produce detailed marks such as painterly washes, linear drawings, photocopied images and text. Participants learn how to print their image in several coloured layers onto paper. To print, the screen is attached to a printing press and acrylic based ink is pushed through the screen mesh onto paper using a squeegee blade. Each layer of colour is printed individually, taking care to register each new layer of ink on top of previously printed colours. This course uses waterbased inks on paper which are not suitable for printing on textiles.

Select a date:

  • 26 August - 30 September 2019

Time: Six Monday Evenings 6-9pm

Class size: 8 people

Materials: Included

Tutor: Catherine Hiley

Course Level: 2 star, intermediate

To book a place on one of our courses, payment must be made in full. We recommend booking online to guarantee a place.

If you have an enquiry please email your enquiry here please phone 0131 557 2479 to pay by card or in person at Edinburgh Printmakers, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm.

More about the course

During the course, each participant will work on their own print, creating approximately 4 layers of colour onto paper. The process is explored through hands-on practice where participants learn the practical, technical skills involved in making a screenprint.

Paper size (& maximum image size) on course is approx: 28 x 38 cms.

  • Introduction and overview of the process
  • Looking at print examples and how the layers were constructed
  • Preparing your image. Making acetates: hand-drawn positives, photocopier & computer printouts
  • Preparing the screen: degreasing & applying photo emulsion
  • Exposing acetates onto screen and developing
  • Ink Mixing: opaque inks to semi-translucent colours
  • Setting up to print, using the press & printing
  • Clearing up after printing
  • Working in the studio after the course & studio practice