Screen Printing with Drawing Fluid

1 day course
26 March; 14 July; 3 October 2020
10am to 4pm

£95 including all materials*

Screen Printing with Drawing Fluid

Screen printing, sometimes called serigraphy or silk screen printing, uses the method of creating an image on paper or fabric by pushing ink through a screen mesh with areas blocked off by stencils. The stencils can be made from paper, drawing fluid, screen filler or a light sensitive emulsion.

On this introductory course you will learn how to use drawing fluid to create positive stencils and/or screen filler to create negative stencils directly on the screen. This technique is a great alternative to using a light sensitive emulsion stencil and it enables you to capture a wide range of expressive autographic marks in your screen print. You will also learn how to set up the equipment, mix inks and use a squeegee to print your image onto paper.

Course structure
• Explanation of the process and looking at examples.
• Introduction to the equipment and how to set it up.
• Using Drawing Fluid for a positive stencil.
• Using Screen Filler for a negative stencil.
• Planning your image.
• Creating your stencil on the screen.
• Mixing inks - opacity and transparency.
• Flooding the screen and pulling the print.
• Registration with the acetate and on the board.
• Trouble shooting!
• Cleaning the screen and setting up for the next layer.

Experience level
• Suitable for Beginners and those wishing to refresh skills.

Pre-course information
Any image preparation notes will be sent 2 weeks prior to the course date.

Maximum 6 places

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How to book
• By email using the email button below
• By phone 01223 892380


Payment / Terms and Conditions

For all courses except CPSC Certificate course

Full payment of the course fee is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until full payment has been received. If full payment is not received within 10 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 10 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 10 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.


For CPSC Certificate course

Payment of the deposit for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this deposit has been received. If the Term 1 deposit is not received within 20 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void. The outstanding balance for Term 1 is due before the start of Term 1.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 20 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 20 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.