CMYK Screen Printing – August


CMYK Screen Printing – August

Weekend course
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August 2019
11 – 5 Saturday
10 – 4 Sunday

3 in stock


CMYK Screen Printing

CMYK screen printing, (or four colour separation), enables you to make full-colour screen prints from computer-generated artwork. Bring a high-resolution, full-colour image of your own digital photograph to make a small series of full-colour prints.

With instruction, demonstration and examples, you will be guided through the whole CMYK screen printing process. Using photo-editing software, images are separated into the cyan, magenta, yellow and black colour layers, and a ‘halftone’ filter is applied to ensure that the image is of up made up of dots. The image layers are then outputted onto transparencies, transferred onto screens using the photo-emulsion technique, and printed in register on top of one-another, to create a finished print.

In this hands-on course you will learn how to colour-separate images on the computer, transfer these onto screens and print your own art work. Learners will come away from the course with a thorough knowledge of the technique and new set of skills to apply to making work.

Your tutor

We are delighted to welcome artist Sumiko Eadon back to WYPW to teach this fascinating screen printing process. Sumiko was an exhibiting artist in our 2018 ‘Japan’ summer exhibition, and was a shortlisted artist for the WYPW 2016 Flourish Printmaking Award. Printmaking, (uncertainty and everyday encounter with errors), is currently Sumiko’s main practice.

Experience level

This course is recommended for those who have had some previous experience of screen printing. Complete beginners are advised to attend one of our other workshops which will focus more on the basic principles of screen printing. Please get in touch and we’ll be happy to advise.

What’s included?

All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out.

What’s next?

After attending this course you will be well equipped to join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here:

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Cancellations and refunds

If you cancel your booking more than three weeks prior to the course start date, you will be eligible for a refund, minus a 5% admin fee. (Admin fee does not apply for Printmaker’s Toolkit Sessions).

We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks before the course start date. At this point we have already started making preparations including ordering materials and equipment, and it is less likely that we will be able to fill your place.

We cannot give refunds for failed attendance due to sickness or external circumstances.


If you would like to transfer to another course, we can do this free of charge providing you let us know three weeks prior to the course start date.

Bookings cannot be transferred with less than three week’s notice, however in the event that you are unable to attend on the day, bookings can be transferred to another person. In this case please inform us as far in advance as possible so that we can update the booking.

Cancellation by WYPW

West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses. If this happens we will endeavour to give at least a week’s notice, and full refunds will be given.


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