Introduction to Screen Printing using paper stencils

1 day course
3 April, 21 October 2019
10am – 4pm

£95 including all materials

Introduction to Screen Printing using paper stencils

Screen printing is also called Silk Screen. It uses a wooden or aluminium frame which has fabric, originally silk now a synthetic material, stretched over it. It is a stencil based process: a stencil is attached to the screen and when ink is pushed through the mesh an image is created. Stencils can be made from paper, drawing fluid, screen filler or photo emulsion. On this introductory course you will learn how to cut paper stencils to create a your image, how to set up the equipment, how to mix inks and use a squeegee to print your image onto paper. By the end of the day, you will have created a variable edition of at least 5 x A4 prints.

Course structure
• Explanation of the process and looking at examples
• Introduction to the equipment and how to set it up
• Planning the layers of your image
• Cutting your paper stencils
• Mixing inks - opacity and transparency
• Attaching the stencil, 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
Preparation notes will be sent 2 weeks prior to the course date

Maximum 5 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.