DIY screen-printing workshop: Screen-printing is an ancestral printing technique that involves transferring a text or an image onto a screen and creating a stencil using different techniques. It is still in use today in a wide range of sector. You can take part in this hands-on session, learning some history, learning about the materials and equipment used in the process and learning how to screen-print a design on paper or on cotton fabric, t-shirt, bag.
TIMES: First session from 5pm to 6.30pm / Second session from 6.30pm to 8pm. Each session can take up to 3 participants.
In order to prepare your own screen, you will need a master image / template image or text. You can bring your design printed in advance on transparent film (acetate) or you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will print it for you on the day. The artwork has to be size A4 maximum, and has to be 100% black (no greys). Alternatively, you can draw on transparent film (acetate), or tracing paper, using paint (not ink). Or you can choose to prepare a cut-out stencil instead of a printed document or a painted drawing.
MATERIALS: All materials are provided for screen-printing on paper but if you prefer to print on cotton material (fabric, t-shirts, or bags), you will have to bring your own. PRINTING: One screen will be enable you to print up to 5 copies on A4 sheets of paper. If you are printing on cotton material, you will be able to print up to 3 items. CONTRIBUTION / DONATION: We ask for £5 for one screen in order to cover the usage of materials. Alternatively, we would welcome a donation of materials instead of the asking price, such as a screen, some mesh, screen-printing ink(s), some paint-pens, tape rolls, cotton materials (fabric, t-shirts, bags, rags), paper sheets (A4 to A2 size), and/or office consumables.
FACILITATORS: Kevin, Joyce
ACCESSIBILITY: Children over 12yrs old are welcome if they are accompanied by a minder. Wheelchair Friendly.