Screen Printing with Drawing Fluid

1 day course
29 June or 30 September 2022
10am to 4pm

£100 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 prior to the course date.

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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 for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £15.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date.

Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre. Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.

For CPSC Certificate course

Payment for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this payment has been received. Payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be due at the end of the previous term. The receipt of your Term 1 payment is acceptance of commitment to all 3 Terms of the Certificate course.

If for any reason prior to the commencement of the course you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £15.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date. Once you start the course on Term 1 you have committed to all 3 terms. Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre.

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