Abstract Screenprint on Paper Workshop with Karoline Rerrie
Create a series of bold abstract prints on paper using hand cut stencils, bright coloured inks and the technique of screen printing.
Age group and abilities to be taught
- 18 years and above
- Suitable for all abilities
Course aims and skills/knowledge to be taught
- Materials and equipment suitable for screen printing on paper
- Drawing shapes and creating an A4 design suitable for hand cut stencils
- Using a scalpel to hand cut stencils of your design
- Screen printing on paper using hand cut stencils
- Using water based ink, a squeegee and a silk screen to print on paper
- Registering two layers of colour
- Screen printing a series of approximately six prints on paper
- Cleaning and looking after screen print equipment
Course outline for Abstract Screenprint on Paper Workshop
- Introduction including health and safety
- Demonstration of how to set up to screen print and how to screen print an abstract design using hand cut stencils
- Demonstration of how to clean up equipment
- Outline of how to create a design and hand cut a stencil
- Participants will draw shapes and create their own A4 designs for hand cut stencils
- They will hand cut their first stencil using a scalpel
- Some of the group will set up to screen print and print their first layer of colour on A4 or A3 paper (others will go for lunch)
- When finished they will clean screen printing equipment
- The rest of the group will set up and screen print their first colour on A4 or A3 paper
- When finished they will clean screen printing equipment
- Participants will hand cut their second stencil using a scalpel
- They will set up to screen print, register their second layer of colour and add it to their prints
- Participants will screen print a series of about six prints on A4 or A3 paper
- Once finished they will clean screen printing equipment
- Prints will dry, participants will clean up, pack away and then take their prints home at the end of the workshop
Materials and equipment required by workshop students
- Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting ink on
- Basic drawing materials including a HB pencil, rubber, pencil sharpener, scissors, colour pencils (if wanted), an apron
- An A3 folder to take work home in
- Drawings of simple shapes you would like to work with. If you would like to prepare a design in advance it should be A4 size. Bold designs and block shapes work best for screenprinting.
Materials and equipment provided
- Cutting mats
- Disposable gloves and aprons
- Paper for drawing and printing
- Screen printing equipment
- Pre-mixed water based inks in basic colours: red, blue, yellow, orange, green, brown, turquoise, and magenta
Methods of assessing outcomes
- Group discussion and tutor feedback
- Completion of the evaluation form
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- Attendees can leave their materials in the workshop space during their breaks but the RBSA will not be responsible for any loss or damages.
- Please bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, there are a number of cafés and sandwich shops within walking distance of the Gallery.
- Please bring an old shirt or apron to help protect your clothing.
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