Adults 16+

Screenprinting Developer Classes

6-week evening course, one evening per week

Screenprinting Developer classes consists of 6 separate evenings.

Screenprinter James Harrison will lead a series of in-depth demonstrations to aid you in developing your skills in each 3 hour session. Through examples, demonstrations and conversations, you will gain an understanding of what is needed to bring your screenprinting practice to the next level.

This class is for people with recent screen printing experience. Please do not book if you are not familiar with the basics of screenprinting.

Choose the class you want and book on that date. You can add multiple classes to your basket.

Wed 10th of April - Alinment Techniques and registration

Print projects require problem solving, where one alignment process, such as acetate alignment, may not suffice to create certain types of screen prints. During this advanced course participants will learn the various alignment process that are required to produce a variety of screen prints. Participants will learn about screen and paper stretch, tecniques that are required for artwork to fit together, how to set up tight registration projects and tips and tricks to help align artwork.

Wed 17th of April - Advanced halftone clinic and Bitmap printing

This course will delve into the world of photographic halftone and bitmap printing, where participants will learn how to create halftones and CMYK separations on photoshop. The course will be split into two parts, the first part being computer-based learning, while the second part will be practial learning using examples of screens and print press time.

Wed 24th of April - Painterly washes / texture and Utilising the Exposing unit

The screenprint process can use a wide variety of painterly marks and washes to produce interesting seperations. This course will cover examples of how painterly washes and textures can be created, where participants can learn hands-on to produce their own separations. These will then be exposed on the exposing unit where we will delve into how to utilise the exposing unit to achieve various levels and types of detail.

Wed 1st of May - Mono printing, Clean Flats and Colour Blending

Although they may look simple, clean flat areas and smooth colour blends can be difficult to print consistently. Thhis course will teach the technicalities that come with printing clean flats and setting up screens for printing colour blends. participants will then be able to use pre-exposed screens to try out mono printing, painting directly onto the cren to create one-of-a-kind prints of their paintings through a variety of seperations.

Wed 15th of May - Large Format printing

Large format printing can be a technical aspect of screen printing that requires consideration and thought before artwork is produced. During this course participants will be shown how to set-up the arm and learn about the natural things that may technically arise during the production of lage-scle screen printing. This wil include screen stretching, climatising paper, printing large format acetates and getting artwork to fit.

Wed 22nd of May - Creating Screenprint Editions

Editioning can be a complex part of screen printing where consistency is particularly important to create a uniform set of prints. This course will teach participants various tips, tricks and techniques that may be useful during the editioning process. This will include preparing deckled paper, preparing screens, artwork alignment, how to strain links, proofing prints and printing editions.

Image: James Harrison

Course Times 6-9pm

Tutor James Harrison

Suitability Intermediate to Advanced

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    • 10 April 2024-22 May 2024
    • subvenue Print Studio
    • Adult 16+
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    Castle Mills, 1 Dundee St, Edinburgh

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    0131 557 2479

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