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Screenprinting

The Art of Screenprinting

Overview

In this creative 10-week summer short course, you'll learn how to produce stunning multi-coloured designs and become a confident screenprinter.

We’re currently updating our course information and expect to open booking for our 2024/25 courses in April 2024, so please check back then for new course dates. In the meantime, you can sign up to our short course newsletter for updates and to be notified when we’re accepting 2024/25 bookings.

What you need to know

When does it run?

We’re currently updating our course information and expect to open booking for our 2024/25 courses in April 2024, so please check back then for new course dates.

How long is the course?

10 Thursday evenings

What time will your classes be?

18.00-21.00

Where does it take place?

Classes will take place on AUB's campus

You'll be taught in AUB's industry-standard studios with access to professional resources.

Who's this course suitable for?

This course has been developed for aspiring artists and printers aged 18+.

Perfect for anyone who's interested in developing their printing skills, learning new techniques and gaining confidence using both traditional and non-traditional print processes.

It's suitable if you're a beginner or if you've some previous experience with screenprinting and wish to develop your skills further.

Do you need previous experience or qualifications?

This is an introductory course, so no previous knowledge or experience is required.

If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us: shortcourses@aub.ac.uk or +44 (0) 1202 363222.

How much does this course cost?

£349

What's included in this price?

  • Any additional materials and resources not listed in the 'what to bring' section below
  • Paints, inks and the printing equipment required for screenprinting will be provided by AUB

Are there additional costs?

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 below for full details.

What should you bring to class?

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

Why should you choose this course?

  • All specialist tools, printing equipment and paint are included in the course fee
  • Learn new skills to develop your personal printing style
  • Leave with enhanced confidence in your own skills
  • 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 industry professional tutor at every turn
  • Leave with increased confidence and the skills to continue creating beyond the course
  • Study in an encouraging and friendly setting alongside 10 like-minded creatives

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 screenprinting processes.

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 that 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 possibilities available through colour mixing, use of transparency and the overlaying of transparent or opaque layers

  • Possess improved artistic and printing skills
  • Understand fundamental screenprinting principles
  • Have increased confidence in your own skills and feel inspired
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Be encouraged to experiment and explore your ideas, remembering that there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • Possess the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • Leave with a range of beautiful pieces designed and created by you

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course certificate of attendance.

After this course, you could:

  • Continue to harness your creativity and develop your design and print skills further; explore our full range of Design and Print short courses
  • Broaden your creative horizons and try your hand at a range of disciplines; explore our full range of evening and weekend courses
  • Continue to develop your skills at home as a hobby

  • You'll study at a leading specialist university – we know what we're doing when it comes to providing unparalleled courses
  • Our tutors are industry professionals, 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
  • You'll learn 'by doing' and always feel fully included and supported
  • Benefit from our incredible campus and its industry-standard studios, and use state-of-the-art equipment and software to unleash your creativity

Meet your tutor

Photograph of Donna Peters

Donna Peters

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

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 practise 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 possibilities available through colour mixing, use of transparency and the overlaying of transparent or opaque layers.

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

Rosie, The Art of Screenprinting student

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

Screenprinting

Why choose AUB for your short course?

We're a first-choice provider of art and design short courses for anyone wishing to engage in art and design subjects in their spare time.

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Reasons to study a short course

There are plenty of reasons to consider studying a creative short course. Perhaps you want to retrain, learn new skills, or just have fun...

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How to book

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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