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Screenprinting

The Art of Screenprinting

Learn how to produce stunning multi-coloured designs and become a confident screenprinter in no time on this comprehensive 10-week course.

What you need to know

Autumn term 2022 (Tuesdays)

Tuesday 11 October – Tuesday 13 December 2022, 18.00-21.00

Autumn term 2022 (Thursdays)

Thursday 13 October – Thursday 15 December 2022, 18.00-21.00

Spring term 2023

Thursday 19 January – Thursday 23 March 2023, 18.00-21.00

£349

Please be aware you'll need to bring some printing and drawing equipment with you. This may incur an additional cost on top of your course fee if you need to purchase any equipment. Refer to the 'what to bring' section for an equipment list.

  • A1 or A2 smooth Cartridge paper (150 – 300gsm)
  • Scalpel
  • Basic drawing materials (pencil, eraser, sharpener)
  • Selection of images that you would like to use

Please note, any additional materials and resources not listed here will be provided by AUB.

  • All specialist tools, printing equipment and paint are included in the course fee
  • Come away with a comprehensive understanding of the entire screenprinting process
  • Gain hands-on experience with setting up the screen, using the squeegee and the studio’s specialist screenprinting equipment
  • Receive expert support and guidance from your tutor at every turn
  • Leave with increased confidence and body of work that can contribute to your personal portfolio
  • Study alongside up to 10 like-minded students in a specialist printing studio

About this course

This course is ideal if you're planning a career as a print technician, studio helper, workshop assistant, or as an artist and designer looking to broaden your creative horizons. Likewise, it's perfect for complete beginners that wish to try screenprinting for the first time.

With expert guidance from your tutor, Donna Peters, this hands-on course will introduce you to all the equipment and a wide range of screenprinting techniques using water based screen-printing processes.

You'll be one of only 10 students, so you'll have maximum individual attention from your tutor. You'll use photographic stencil emulsions to make screens from photographic, digital or hand-drawn sources.

You'll also use methods of working directly on the screen mesh, allowing experimental print work to be carried out for use with paper and fabrics.

At the end of the course you'll have produced and accumulated many high-standard individual and creative pieces for portfolio submission or to frame and display for years to come.

  • How to produce colourful interesting images from your own designs
  • Experiment with many different, exciting stencil making techniques such as paper stencil, photographic and stencils
  • How and when to apply stencil making techniques, ensuring they're suitable for different effects/textures/images
  • To register multiple colour layers to create your design
  • The proper set up the screen, using the squeegee and the studio’s specialist screenprinting equipment
  • Explore the the possibilities available through colour mixing, use of transparency and the overlaying of transparent or opaque layers

The minimum age for this course is 18 years.

There are no formal academic entry requirements for this course. It's aimed at students who have little or no previous experience, or may have some experience and wish to consolidate their understanding.

Please get in touch with us if you wish to check your suitability for the course.

What to bring

  • A1 or A2 smooth Cartridge paper (150 – 300gsm)
  • Scalpel
  • Basic drawing materials (pencil, eraser, sharpener)
  • Selection of images that you would like to use

Additional resources

Any additional materials and resources not listed above will be provided by AUB and is included in your course fee. This includes specialist screenprinting equipment and paint.

Donna Peters is a printmaker, artist and educator from Maryland, USA.

Donna came to the UK to study BA (Hons) Fine Art, after which she also completed MA Illustration.

Donna’s work is experimental, eclectic and largely humorous. She experiments with materiality printing on unexpected surfaces producing work beyond the frame in a variety of scales. Donna takes inspiration from her surroundings, nature and life experiences, producing illustrative drawings in an exciting array of mediums. She often works to briefs but also likes to let inspiration lead her.

Donna teaches printmaking, art and design at both Higher and Further Education levels.

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course certificate of attendance. To request your certificate email the team at shortcourses@aub.ac.uk.

After this course you could:

  • Study Creative Printmaking – An Introduction to expand your printing skills and knowledge further, and experiment with a range of printing methods
  • Continue to harness your creativity; explore our full range of evening and weekend courses courses to see where your creative journey will take you next
  • Use your new skills to further your career or change direction
  • Continue to develop your drawing skills at home as a hobby

  • You'll study at a leading specialist university – so we know what we're doing when it comes to providing unparalleled courses
  • Your tutor, Donna Peters, is an industry professional, so you'll learn from the best
  • We cater for all abilities and have no formal entry requirements for this course, so there's nothing holding you back
  • You'll learn in a safe and encouraging environment where there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • Benefit from our incredible campus and its industry-standard studios, plus use state-of-the-art equipment and software to unleash your creativity

Work from our short course students

Check out some of the pieces that our previous Art of Screenprinting graduates completed during their course. On this course you'll practice and develop your skills across 10 studio sessions, experimenting with a variety of different techniques. You'll create your own stencils based on images you wish to experiment with and will explore the the possibilities available through colour mixing, use of transparency and the overlaying of transparent or opaque layers.

Donna Peters was straight forward, informative and encouraging. She always tried to be on hand and available. I felt a learnt a lot every evening and came away with more knowledge than I had expected.

Rosie, The Art of Screenprinting studnet

Screenprinting classes in action

If you're wondering what our screenprinting classes look like then check out these images from some of our studio sessions. You'll learn in a relaxed and encouraging environment where there's no right or wrong way to be creative.

Important information about evening and weekend courses

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How to Enrol

Looking to book onto one of our Evening and Saturday courses? You’ll find everything you need to book your place here.

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FAQs

If you have any questions about our Evening and Saturday Short Courses, you may find the answers in here.

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Short Courses Booking Terms and Conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking onto our Evening and Weekend courses.

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Information about resourcing specialist materials/consumables that you may need to bring these with you