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Four Colour Separation (CMYK) Screenprinting Evening Course

Where? Leicester Print Workshop
When/how often? Tuesday 7th March until Tuesday 28th March 6.00pm - 9.00pm.
Who's teaching the course? Emma Gardner
  • Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (Key) is a four colour separation process used to create photographic images by layering the colours on top of each other.
  • This course will show you how this technique can be applied to screenprinting.
  • Learn how to halftone and seperate an image into four colours.
  • Expose your image to screen, mix colours, register and print.

This course is an ideal next step for those that have attended the introduction to screenprinting course and want to explore use of colour further.

£125 / £112.50 concessions

Course structure

Tuesday 7th March
• Studio introduction
• Halftone and preparing an image for screenprinting
• Coating and exposing a screen

Tuesday 14th March
• Mixing inks
• Registering
• Printing first two layers Y & M
• Screen care

Tuesday 21st March
• Mixing inks
• Registering
• Printing second two layers C & K

Tuesday 28th March
• Finish images
• Experimenting with colours

About the Tutor

Emma Gardner is an artist and printmaker; she joined LPW as a member and volunteer after graduating in 2012 with a Degree in Fine Art from DeMontfort University. In 2014 she became a studio volunteer, regularly assisting the studio team with the day to day running of the workshop, and was awarded Artist in Residence in 2015. Although her work employs mostly photographic printmaking processes, she enjoys teaching a range of printmaking processes.

Alongside her practice she works as a part-time Programming Officer and Gallery Assistant at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park in Warwickshire.

  • Screenprint by Emma Gardner
  • Screenprint by Emma Gardner
  • CMYK silkscreen print by Katy Goodrich
  • CMYK silkscreen print by Katy Goodrich