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4 Week Silkscreen Course on Tuesdays from June 23 4 Week Silkscreen Course on Tuesdays from June 23


4 Week Silkscreen Course on Tuesdays from June 23



We know how busy people are during the summer but due to the ongoing popularity of our evening silkscreen courses, we are happy to announce a new term from Tuesday June 23rd for 4 weeks.
Who cares if the weather disappoints & the wind is howling?
Use your time wisely & enjoy learning a new skill or brush up on an existing one!
In brief:
Level: Absolute Beginners / Improvers/ Refreshers
Dates of course: Tuesdays –  June 23rd, June 30th, July 7th, July 14th
Duration: Every Tuesday over 4 weeks
Time: 6.30pm – 9pm for each class, 2.5 hours per class

Prices: €120 
Includes: All printmaking materials are included in the course costs 
– Students must bring their own latex gloves(if desired), pencils, knife/blade, masking tape etc
10% discount available for seniors/students & the unwaged – just ask when booking!*

So what is Silkscreen printmaking?
Silkscreen printing involves ‘exposing’ an image/photograph/design using light sensitive material onto a mesh screen held in a rectangular frame, much like a canvas stretched over a frame.
This process transfers the image/photograph/design to the screen itself & allows for the printing of the image multiple times by using a squeege to push ink through the mesh onto the surface underneath (e.g. paper, cloth etc). With a little experience, multiple colour prints can be created to striking visual effect.

Our tutor is an experienced printmaker,technician & tutor & will guide every individual at every level of knowledge through the entire process – from selecting optimal images, preparing your screen, registering your image, choosing paper, solving issues that may occur in your work & of course printing your images to a high standard. 
You will finish the course will your very own prints & hopefully, will have been bitten by the silkscreen bug! Please let us know if you have any queries about this or any of our other courses 
 – we are happy to discuss & advise to ensure this is the course for you.
Numbers are limited to maintain the quality of the course, so if you are tempted
– please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
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