Learn the process of screen printing and produce hand-made posters and art-prints!
This 2 day course will cover the entire process of getting your design ready for print, preparing and creating screens, and screen printing prints and posters; specific topics to be covered will be:
- Designing work using graphics software or by hand
- Making your design ‘screen print friendly’-understanding the pros and cons of the medium
- Registration tips and tricks
- Using such techniques as trapping and overprinting
- Screen printing accurately and at speed
- Paper types and weights
While not intended as a beginner’s course, no previous experience of screen printing is required but would of course be helpful. This course is best suited to graphic designers or illustrators who want to learn how to translate their work into screen printing, or for those who have already started out in printing and want to improve their skills.
The course is run by Graham Pilling, an established screen print artist who has exhibited and sold his work internationally, and will be on hand to answer questions, offer advice and share his experiences. Graham Pilling is a graphic designer, illustrator & printmaker living and working in Leeds. He has been producing screen printed work since 2008, specialising in screen printed concert posters for bands and record labels.
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.
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! Find out more about membership here: http://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
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.