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The Art of Screenprinting

Are you an illustrator or artist, or recent school leaver interested in exploring creative printing?

Learn how to produce stunning multi-coloured designs and finished pieces of artwork on this comprehensive 10-week course.

Course overview


Autumn term
Tuesday 5 October – Tuesday 7 December 2021

Spring term
Tuesday 25 January – Tuesday 29 March 2022

10 Tuesday evenings 18.00-21.00

Donna Peters



Course details

This course is ideal if you are planning a career as a print technician, studio helper, workshop assistant, or as an artist and designer or perhaps a complete beginner that wishes to try screenprinting for the first time.

With expert guidance from your tutor, Donna Peters, this hands-on practical course will introduce you to all the equipment and a wide range of screenprinting techniques using water based screen-printing processes. You will be one of only 10 students, so you will have maximum individual attention from your tutor. You will use photographic stencil emulsions to make screens from photographic, digital or hand-drawn sources.

You will 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 will 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.

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Donna Peters

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

The course aims to:

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

  • An understanding of colour theory
  • Preparing stencils and working hands-on, creating prints with specialist equipment
  • Learn 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 detailing course contents, and study hours

The course is aimed at students who have little or no previous experience, or may have some experience and wish to consolidate their understanding.

  • 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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Short Courses Booking Terms and Conditions

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

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