Screen Printing workshop with Emma Aldridge and Jacqui Dodds
Spend the day with Emma Aldridge and Jacqui Dodds discovering screen printing with paper stencils.
During the day we will work with images that can be made using torn and cut newsprint to create multiple layers on small edition prints.
Students are asked to bring scaled images around but no larger than A4 to work from( can supply if needed) and an apron.
We will create a master design to work from
- Select layers from the master for each colour and copy to newsprint , tear or cut the image
- Apply to the screen
- Learn how to register your image
- Print using squeegees, wash and dry equipment and prints and repeat to create a 3-4 colour image
Cutting paper stencils can be used to create either tight technical images or extremely free images depending on the methods of cutting you use.
Working this technique is particularly good for working at home as it avoids using photo emulsion for transferring your images to the screen and with practice can create sophisticated results. It also develops your cutting and knife skills.
About the tutors from the Pushing the Boundaries Group: Emma Aldridge’s previous career was in theatre as a costume maker. She has been printing now for ten years and exhibits nationally and tutors workshops. Jacqui Dodds has extensive experience in tutoring workshops and exhibiting contemporary art in heritage context nationally.