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Introduction to Screenprint

Where? Leicester Print Workshop
When/how often? Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Who's teaching the course? Nick Mobbs

A two day course for those that want to learn screen printing onto paper. This weekend course introduces the main principles of the technique. You will learn how to transfer an image to a silkscreen and print onto paper, in addition to exploring layering, colour, registration and stencils. This course is ideal for beginners or those wishing to refresh their skills.

Cost: £130 / £117 concessions

Course structure:

Saturday (am)

  • Welcome to LPW and introduction to the weekend
  • Demo: How to coat a screen
  • Demo: Introduction into the types of imagery that can be used in screenprinting
  • Opportunity to discuss images and ideas with tutor
  • Demo: How to put your image onto the screen

Saturday (pm)

  • Demo: How to print
  • Printing imagery and troubleshooting

Sunday (am + pm)

  • Demo: Using paper stencils to create block colour
  • Print and experiment for remainder of day
  • Clean up and close of weekend

About the Tutor – Nick Mobbs
Nick Mobbs is an East Midlands based artist whose practice combines photography and printmaking. He studied Fine Art Printmaking at the Royal College of Art and now teaches Fine Art at the University of Nottingham and Printmaking at De Montfort University in Leicester.

“Excellent. I liked the level of instruction and the mix of demos and hands on work. The atmosphere was a friendly, helpful, fun.”

“Great tutor, enough time and flexibility to play around with ideas and Nick was always on hand to answer any question with patience. All techniques were very clearly explained, not just what to do but why.”

“I used this course as a refresher as I had already screenprinted before. I still learnt new skills, had fun and Nick was very patient and a good teacher. I was glad the course was pretty relaxed and you could go in your own direction. Nick was helpful and encouraging on design ideas. Great to experiment, share work with others in the group and go home with images to be framed.”

  • Silkscreen print by Richard Glenister