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Screenprinting

The Art of Screenprinting

Are you an illustrator or artist interested in exploring creative printing? Learn how to produce stunning multi-coloured designs and finished pieces of artwork with this comprehensive 10-week course.

Course overview

This practical course is available to study in either our spring or autumn term on Tuesdays or Thursdays, as well as in our summer term on Wednesdays. Check out the term dates and different course options below.

Dates

Wednesday 15 June – Wednesday 17 August 2022

Duration and times

10 Wednesdays 18.00–21.00

Tutor

Donna Peters

Fee

£349

Class capacity

10

Dates

Tuesday 4 October – Tuesday 6 December 2022

Duration and times

10 Tuesdays 18.00–21.00

Tutor

Donna Peters

Fee

£349

Class capacity

10

Dates

Thursday 6 October – Thursday 8 December 2022

Duration and times

10 Thursdays 18.00–21.00

Tutor

Donna Peters

Fee

£349

Class capacity

10

Dates

Tuesday 17 January – Tuesday 21 March 2023

Duration and times

10 Tuesdays 18.00–21.00

Tutor

Donna Peters

Fee

£349

Class capacity

10

Dates

Thursday – 19 January – Thursday 23 March 2023

Duration and times

10 Thursdays 18.00–21.00

Tutor

Donna Peters

Fee

£349

Class capacity

10

Course details

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.

  • Learning how to produce colourful interesting images from their own designs
  • Experiencing many different, exciting stencil making techniques such as paper stencil, photographic and stencils
  • Understanding which stencil making techniques are suitable for different effects/textures/images

Find out more by clicking the profile below.

Photograph of Donna Peters

Donna Peters

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

The course aims to:

  • Grow your confidence in setting up the screen, using the squeegee and hands-on experience of the studio’s screenprinting equipment
  • Teach you about the possibilities available through colour mixing, use of transparency and the overlaying of transparent or opaque layers
  • Guide you to register multiple colour layers to create your design

  • A comprehensive understanding of colour theory
  • Knowledge to prepare stencils and experience working hands-on, creating prints with specialist equipment
  • An understanding of computer-based photo stencils and colour separation
  • A complete body of work for portfolio development
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course certificate of attendance. To request your certificate get in touch with the course team at shortcourses@aub.ac.uk

The course is aimed at students who have little or no previous experience, or may have some experience and wish to consolidate their understanding. Suitable for budding printers aged 18+.

  • A1 or A2 smooth Cartridge paper (150 – 300gsm)
  • Scalpel
  • Basic drawing materials
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Selection of images that you would like to use

All additional course materials are included in the course fee.

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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