Beginners Weekend Courses

Water Based Screenprinting

Full Price: £180/ £150 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.

(No previous experience required)

Select a date:

  • 2 & 3 May 2020
  • 13 & 14 June 2020
  • 12 & 13 September 2020
  • 24 & 25 October 2020
  • 28 & 29 November 2020

Time: Saturday & Sunday 10.15am - 5:30pm

Class size: 8

Materials: Included

Tutor: Anupa Gardner

Course Level: Beginners

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

Booking Terms and Conditions

We run all our courses with small course numbers to ensure maximum hands-on activity.

Please read our course booking terms and conditions on cancellation etc before booking.